On Monday (7/22/2013) CrimeStoppers of Rutherford County held its annual banquet at the Smyrna Town Centre. Six outstanding members representing local police organizations were honored as Officers of the Year. (Photo ID, L-R) CrimeStoppers Coordinator Major Clyde Adkison, Chairman Mike Gentry, and Board Member Charlie Montgomery.
Local Chairman Mike Gentry called the meeting to order and thanked all of those who filled the banquet room at the Smyrna Town Centre. He laughingly said, "This is probably the safest place to be in Tennessee at this time."
Murfreesboro Police Major Clyde Adkison, who has coordinated the program for almost thirty years, explained that the program works as a partnership between law enforcement, residents and the media.
Chairman Gentry went on to say that CrimeStoppers of Rutherford County was one of the most active and successful programs of its type.
Major Adkison expanded that thought . . .
Officers of the Year
(above photo, L-R) Murfreesboro Police Officer Terry Spence, La Vergne Officer Bob Hayes, Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Scott Miller, Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Steve Craig, and MTSU Police Officer John Blair.
Board Member and Banquet Co-Chair Charlie Montgomery, then presented the awards:
The Tennessee Highway Patrol honored Trooper Scott Miller.
Rutherford County Sheriffs Office named Detective Steve Craig.
Murfreesboro Police saluted Officer Terry Spence.
Smyrna Police chose Officer Gary Schoon.
La Vergne pointed to Sergeant Bob Hayes.
MTSU Department of Public Safety picked Officer John Blair.
Complete Recording of the Awards Presentation