Local Sheriff’s Office Receives Partnership Award/Grant


Left to right:  Deputy Sheriff David Oppenheim, Administrative Assistant Kay Oppenheim, and Sheriff Tony Choate with Governor’s Highway Safety Office Partnership Award which the local Sheriff’s Office received last week.

Left to right: Deputy Sheriff David Oppenheim, Administrative Assistant Kay Oppenheim, and Sheriff Tony Choate with Governor’s Highway Safety Office Partnership Award which the local Sheriff’s Office received last week.

On Thursday, December 12, 3013, the Fentress County Sheriff’s Office was presented the Governor’s Highway Safety Office Partnership Award at the GHSO’s year end conference for the Upper Cumberland region which was held at Fall Creek Falls State Park.

This award is presented to law enforcement agencies in recognition for their efforts in reducing traffic-related crashes and traffic-related fatalities, and this award represents the successful efforts by the Fentress Co. Sheriff’s Office and its officers in doing that.

The program grants that are awarded by this agency are the first that GHSO has awarded to the local Sheriff’s Office and are used to purchase much-needed equipment to help keep our roads safe.

Representing Fentress County at the Conference were Deputy Sheriff David Oppenheim and Administrative Assistant Kay Oppenheim,

Since taking office, Sheriff Tony Choate has continually strived to educate the community on the importance of traffic safety on our roads, and expressed his thanks to all our citizens for their cooperation in this effort which resulted in this award.