It's one of my most favorite times of the year, Thanksgiving. I've always loved Thanksgiving because it has always been not only a great time to reflect on all the wonderful blessings in our lives, but it has always been a time for family. I love getting together not just at Thanksgiving but there's just something special about coming together on this great day of thanks and spending time with family, and remembering everything that we've been given, and being ever so thankful.
I want to thank everyone who works at the Blount County Sheriffs Office, deputies, corrections officers, and civilians alike you truly are a special group of people and I am so grateful that I get to work with you all. Everyone of you work to make our county a safe place to live and raise a family and I can never show enough gratitude to you for all you do. I know how hard you work and I know the sacrifices you make and I know that many of you will miss Thanksgiving dinner because you will be working, Thank you for a job well done.
I am also extremely thankful for all of our wonderful Blount County citizens. Thank you for encouraging my deputies and for your desire to help us protect this great county. Your gratitude for them is so appreciated. I don't think a day goes by that I don't get some kind of message from you thanking me and the deputies for everything, and giving me a good word about the job they do. Blount County thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do to help us each and every day make our community a better place.
I love you Blount County and am proud to be your sheriff. This truly is the greatest place on earth.