By ROBERT S. MERRILL
The Franklin County sheriff’s Department has a new deputy, a new dispatcher and a new chief deputy.
Sheriff Dave Fryar, who has been in office for almost six months, has hired Tyler Hatch as a deputy. Cessilee Carter has been hired as a full-time dispatcher. Deputy Karen Hatch was appointed recently by Fryar to be his chief deputy and given the rank of captain.
“I have had the privilege of being sheriff now for almost six months. I think it has been a smooth transition and I am very grateful for the great staff I have to work with,” said Fryar.
“Because of some personnel that have resigned we have a few new faces. Deputy Ken Geddes took a job as Preston’s Chief of Police. He is doing a great job, but it left a hole at the school where he served as a resource officer. We have assigned Deputy Kelly Biggs to work as the new resource officer at the Preston School District.
“We are in a joint contract with the district for funding for that position. With Geddes leaving, it left a patrol position open. We have hired Tyler Hatch. This is Tyler’s first go at full-time law enforcement. We are very excited about having him aboard. He will attend the 10-week POST academy in July.”
While the department had other good applicants, Carter has shown a desire to learn and better herself and our communication center and I admire her enthusiasm, said Captain Hatch.
“Because of her deep ties to this community, Cessilee is dedicated to helping the citizens of Franklin County and to helping the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office provide the highest level of service. I feel very fortunate to work with Cessilee.
“Our newest part-time dispatcher is Sierra Jones who was hired in March of 2013. Sierra has successfully completed a training program and is an extremely fast learner. Sierra has a young mind and is energetic about her job. We are excited to have her as part of our team.”
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