Serving A Giving Community

While it may seem as though there is a war against law enforcement throughout the country at this point in time, local law enforcement throughout Overton County shared stories of a loving and accepting community.

Overton County Sheriff John Garrett has shared a story with the Livingston Enterprise that has resonated throughout the department, bringing him and the deputies hope and encouragement.

Overton County Sheriff’s Department and Livingston Police Department have reported dozens of acts of kindness that have been shown to their officers. Acts including anonymous “Thank You” cards, baked goods being brought as a treat to the office, deputy meals being paid for while on lunch and even just a “thank you” and a handshake in person. He expressed his appreciation for such gestures, although none are warranted.

One recent encounter echoes the support given by the community.

Garrett said he was volunteering for food distribution at Wilson Elementary last Friday when a little girl had gotten his attention for him to come over to her family’s vehicle.

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