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Cody, Reid honored by Sheriff’s Office

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Assistant Detention Administrator 1st Sgt. Veda Reid were recently honored by Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter.

JENNA-LEY HARRISON
Staff Writer

 

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has announced the names of two individuals who are recipients of this year’s Officer of the Year awards.  Plaques with each officer’s name will be on display in the Sheriff’s Office.
A press release noted that both awards represent “outstanding achievement that brings credit to the department” in addition to recognizing “performance well above that which is required by the officer’s normal assignment.”
Patrol Sgt. Jordan Cody, who’s been with the department since 2002, received the first-ever John Howell III Deputy Sheriff of the Year award earlier this month.
The award was named after a 26-year-old former Sheriff’s sergeant who lost his life while on duty in the early 1970s.
Since beginning work with the agency as a deputy, Cody has quickly risen in rank. In 2006, he was promoted to field training officer followed by sergeant just a couple months later, a press release said.
Cody is credited with establishing the Sheriff’s Office CJ Leads Program, a program that gives deputies “instant access” to the National Crime Information Center. The program is a useful tool that gives deputies the ability to research subjects’ locations, criminal histories, DMV information, addresses and jail time in a quicker fashion, authorities said.
Cody additionally helped the Sheriff’s Office secure grants for necessary law enforcement equipment.
Asst. Detention Administrator, 1st Sgt. Veda Reid, who’s served in the Sheriff’s Office jail for more than a decade, was awarded the Thomas R. Taylor Detention Officer of the Year Award.
A press release noted Reid’s “dedication, commitment and knowledge of every aspect” of the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center.
Taylor, a first sergeant for whom the award’s named, died in 2003. He had been working security at a high school basketball game prior to his death, authorities said.
Reid became a classification officer in 2001, just a year after starting with the Sheriff’s Office, and upon Sheriff Carpenter’s inauguration on Dec. 6, 2010, she was promoted to her current rank.
Carpenter was more than pleased to recognize Cody and Reid’s contributions to the agency.
“They both are a true asset to our agency and will continue to bring many great ideas in the future,” he said in a press release.

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