GCSO Employee Spotlight Communications Officer Chris Prince

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Our Sheriff’s Office employs just over 100 people including sworn deputies, 911 dispatchers, detention officers, and civilian employees serving Gilmer County. While a lot of you know someone that works here, we are recognizing employees on our page to give more people the opportunity to meet “us.”

This week, we would like to introduce you to Communications Officer Chris Prince. Prince has been employed with GCSO for 3.5 years as a Dispatcher in the 911 Center since day one.

ChrisChris is a 2013 graduate of Copper Basin High School in Copperhill, Tennessee. His very first job was working at O’Reilly Auto Parts as a Parts Salesman.

Chris says his hobbies are spending time with his wife and children, hunting, fishing, and watching Nascar. He listed “anything BBQ” as his favorite food, “Remember the Titans” and/or “Days of Thunder” as his favorite movies, and said that Gatlinburg, Tennessee is his favorite place to vacation.

When asked what is one thing most people don’t know about him, he said he actually “writes amatuer sports articles for fun for a website called ‘Belly Up Sports.'”

Chris lists “the people I work with and helping the community” as his favorite part of his job here at GCSO.

Thanks for the difficult job you do for GCSO and Gilmer County citizens, Chris!

 

 

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GCSO Employee Spotlight Sgt. Gene Hefner

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Our Sheriff’s Office employs just over 100 people including sworn deputies, 911 dispatchers, detention officers, and civilian employees serving Gilmer County. While a lot of you know someone that works here, we are recognizing employees on our page to give more people the opportunity to meet “us.”

This week, we would like to introduce you to Sgt. Gene Hefner. Gene has been employed with the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office since 2010. Gene’s tenure here was briefly interrupted by a year-long stint in Kosovo in 2011 while serving with the National Guard.

Gene is a 2004 graduate of Cherokee High School in Canton, Georgia.

He honorably served with the National Guard for six years. His first job was as a Cashier at Kroger.

During his time with GCSO, he has served in the jail as a Detention Officer, Corporal, and Sergeant. He has been with the Uniform Patrol Division as a Deputy Sheriff, Corporal, and currently serves as a Sergeant since being promoted in August of 2018. In 2018, Gene was awarded a “Combat Award Certificate” at our annual awards banquet.

Gene listed his hobbies as fishing, hunting, and golf. He says pizza is his favorite food, “Cool Hand Luke” is his favorite movie, and the beach is his favorite place to vacation.

What many people may not know about Gene is he and his wife became foster parents about one year ago.

When asked about his favorite part of his job here at GCSO, he states “my coworkers.”

Gene, we sincerely hope working here with all of us has not caused you to go bald in your 30’s!! THANK YOU for the job you do for GCSO and Gilmer citizens!

 

 

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GCSO Employee Spotlight Acting Sgt. Lexia Robinson

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Our Sheriff’s Office employs just over 100 people including sworn deputies, 911 dispatchers, detention officers, and civilian employees serving Gilmer County. While a lot of you know someone that works here, we are recognizing employees on our page to give more people the opportunity to meet “us.”

This week, we would like to introduce you to Lexia Robinson. Lexia has been employed with the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office for over 3 years. She is a Detention Officer in our Detention Center, and is currently serving as Acting Sergeant on her shift.

LexiaLexia obtained her GED in 2001. She worked her first ever job as a waitress at the age of 13 years old!

Lexia has listed her hobbies as walking her dog in public, auto mechanics, shooting, campfires, and she enjoys nature and the outdoors. She says her favorite food is steak, favorite movie is anything “Avengers.” She is undecided on her favorite place to vacation and says she is an “open book” when asked what people might not know about her.

When asked her favorite part of her job at GCSO, she said she loves watching people improve.

Her Captain, Carol Daves, says Lexia is a true team player, that she is always available when she is needed.

Thanks, Lexia, for the job you do for GCSO and Gilmer County citizens!

 

 

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GCSO Employee Spotlight Civil Clerk Eva Estes

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Our Sheriff’s Office employs just over 100 people including sworn deputies, 911 dispatchers, detention officers, and civilian employees serving Gilmer County. While a lot of you know someone that works here, we are recognizing employees on our page to give more people the opportunity to meet “us.”

This week, we would like to introduce you to Civil Clerk Eva Estes. Eva has been employed with GCSO for 6.5 years. Eva started as a Communications Officer in our 911 Center and worked there over three years. For over three years since, she has worked as a Civil Clerk. Her smiling face will be the first one you see if you ever apply for a Concealed Carry Permit and need to be fingerprinted. She is also a certified TAC (Terminal Agency Coordinator), enters warrants and civil papers to be served, and she handles anything to do with GCIC (Georgia Crime Information Center) and NCIC (National Crime Information Center).

Eva is a 1987 graduate of Cherokee High School in Canton, Georgia. Her very first job was in food service where she worked at the Burger Chief.

Eva says her hobbies are “being a grandmother, spending time with my family, and doing small projects around the house.” She told us her favorite movie is “The Notebook,” her favorite food is Italian, and her favorite place to vacation is Hilton Head, South Carolina.

When asked what her favorite part of her job is here at GCSO, she said, “I enjoy being a part of the puzzle that ensures criminal history information is correct for the safety of officers and community.”

When asked what is something people don’t know about her, Eva says, “I used to play drums.”

Eva, your dedication to the important job you do doesn’t go unnoticed. GCSO and your community thanks you for the service you provide!

 

(article and photos provided by the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Department)

GCSO Employee Spotlight Deputy Sheriff Kenny Wiggins

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Our Sheriff’s Office employs just over 100 people including sworn deputies, 911 dispatchers, detention officers, and civilian employees serving Gilmer County. While a lot of you know someone that works here, we are recognizing employees on our page to give more people the opportunity to meet “us.”

KennyThis week, we would like to introduce you to Deputy Kenny Wiggins. As one of our longest employed, Kenny has been working for GCSO for the last 25 years! During that time, he has worked as a Detention Officer, Patrol Deputy, Patrol Sergeant, and Patrol Lieutenant (Watch Commander), and his most recent position as School Resource Officer at Mountain View Elementary.

Kenny is a 1978 graduate of Gilmer High School. After graduating, he honorably served in the United States Navy from 1979-1993. His very first job was working at Gilmer Park & Rec in the early 70’s helping the maintenance crew with the upkeep of the ball fields.

Between the Navy and beginning at GCSO, Kenny worked two years from 1991-1993 on the base as Master at Arms Force of Fleet Combat Training Center (FCTCL), Atlantic as a Patrol Officer. He then worked one year as a Jail Officer with the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office from 1993-1994.

Kenny lists his hobbies as trout fishing, Nascar, and studying history, especially American history and the history of Native Americans of the Southeastern U.S. He says his favorite food is southern cuisine, particularly cornbread, pinto beans, fried potatoes, corn on the cob, fried okra for dinner then biscuits and gravy with eggs and bacon or sausage with a big cup of black coffee for breakfast! When asked his favorite movie, he says: “Anything by John Wayne but if I had to choose one of his it would be “In Harm’s Way.” He also said one of the best westerns ever made is “Shane.” He lists “anywhere in southern Appalachia and Yellowstone” as his favorite place to vacation.

When asked what is something most people wouldn’t know about him, he said he is a “very tenderhearted person when it comes to animals,” wishing it was feasible that he could take in all cats and dogs that need to be loved.

Kenny says his favorite part of his job here at GCSO is “the people I work with. There is no better group of people to work with than what Sheriff Nicholson has assembled here at GCSO.”

We THANK YOU, Deputy Wiggins, for your lifelong service to your country, to the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office and the Gilmer County citizens!

 

(article and photos provided by the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Department)

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