Deputy Chief Reed at Sheriff's Office Recognized as Hometown Hero for Child Advocacy Center

May 03, 2023 at 07:22 pm by WGNS News

Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Britt Reed, center, receives a Hometown Hero Award from District Attorney Jennings Jones and Executive Director Sharon De Boer of the Child Advocacy Center.

Rutherford County, TN - Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Britt Reed earned a Hometown Heroes award from the Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford and
Cannon counties. Reed worked with the CAC staff as a detective investigating child abuse cases, said CAC Executive Director Sharon De Boer. “He genuinely cares about child victims and families,” De Boer said. “He builds rapport quickly with children, gains their trust and his genuine manner puts children at ease.”
Reed said he was honored and humbled to receive this recognition. “The CAC provides a path towards healing for children and helps law enforcement hold offenders accountable,” Reed said. “It is a privilege to serve on the Board of Directors, whose sole mission is to advocate for children, and I look forward to continuing to work with the CAC and our partners.”
Reed conducted thorough investigations allowing the district attorney’s office to successfully prosecute the offenders. He is on the Child Protective Investigative Management Team with prosecutors, law enforcement officers, Department of Children’s Services supervisors, Volunteer Behavioral Health supervisor and the CAC director. The team works to improve the systemic response to child abuse victims.
Reed serves on the CAC Board of Directors where he met with city and county leaders to articulate how the team supports child abuse victims. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice at MTSU. He joined the Sheriff’s Office 28 years ago.
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