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Four Veteran Deputies Retire from PCSO

On Feb. 15, four Paulding County Sheriff’s Deputies were recognized at a ceremony which was held at the Paulding County Senior Citizens Center.

On Feb. 15, four Paulding County Sheriff’s Deputies were recognized at a ceremony which was held at the Paulding County Senior Citizens Center. On hand to recognize these gentlemen for their service were Sheriff Gary Gulledge, Commission Chairman David Austin, Post I Commissioner Dave Carmichael, Post II Commissioner Todd Pownall, and numerous other deputies and family members.

Sheriff Gulledge noted, “I would like to thank to Commission Chairman Austin, and the other Post Commissioner’s for implementing the early retirement program which allowed these gentlemen to retire while they still have life left in them.” Sheriff Gulledge further complimented these gentlemen when he stated, “These four Deputies will be missed and I certainly want to thank them for their years of exemplary service to not only the Sheriff’s Office, but to the citizens of Paulding County.”

Colonel Mike Hicks began his career with the Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 17, 1984 under Sheriff Bill Forsyth (deceased). Colonel Hicks retired on Feb. 7, with 29 years of service to Paulding County and worked under Sheriff Bill Forsyth (deceased), Sheriff Perry Grogan (deceased), Sheriff Bruce Harris (retired), and Sheriff Gary Gulledge (currently Sheriff). Colonel Hicks retired as the Chief Deputy of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.

Captain Frank Browning began his career with the Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 17, 1990 under Sheriff Perry Grogan (deceased). Captain Browning retired on Feb. 1, with 23 years of service to Paulding County and worked under Sheriff Perry Grogan (deceased), Sheriff Bruce Harris (retired), and Sheriff Gary Gulledge (currently Sheriff). Captain Browning retired as the Captain over the Paulding County Detention Center.

Captain Larry Elsberry began his career with the Sheriff’s Office on May 16, 1995 under Sheriff Bruce Harris (retired). Captain Elsberry retired on February 1, with more than 17 years of service to Paulding County and worked under Sheriff Bruce Harris (retired), and Sheriff Gary Gulledge (currently Sheriff). Captain Elsberry retired as the Captain over the Transport Division at the Detention Center.

Detective Ron Phillips began his career with the Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 5, 1996 under Sheriff Bruce Harris (retired). Detective Phillips retired on Feb. 15, with 17 years of service to Paulding County and worked under Sheriff Bruce Harris (retired),and Sheriff Gary Gulledge (currently Sheriff). Detective Phillips retired as the Detective over the Employee Processing Division at the Sheriff’s Office.

Thanks again to these gentlemen for the dedicated service to the citizens of Paulding County. We hope they enjoy their much deserved retirement.

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