|Knoxville Police Reserve Officer Honored for Service
May 2, 2006 - Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam
and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Sgt. Lee Ragsdale the Knoxville
Police Department's Reserve Officer of the Year for 2005. Ragsdale
is the Probation and Parole Program Coordinator with the Knoxville
Police Department and has been a member of the Reserve Unit since
Chief Owen said Sgt. Ragsdale is a valuable asset to the Reserve Unit.
During 2005, Ragsdale volunteered more than 500 hours to the unit.
He also took on the recruiting function of the unit and developed
a new comprehensive brochure for the unit.
Owen said, "Lee's commitment to the community doesn't stop with his
involvement in the Reserve Unit. Lee is a member of the Midway Rehabilitation
Board of Directors, the Helen Ross McNabb Juvenile Justice Advisory
Board, the Child and Family Bridging the Gap Program Community Advisory
Committee, the Knox County Drug Court Treatment Team, the Department
of Corrections / Board of Probation and Paroles Tennessee Community
Resource Board, and a member of the Department of Corrections Tennessee
Reentry Collaborative. And if that weren't enough, Lee also volunteers
at the Board of Probation and Parole by teaching a class titled 'Responsible
Fatherhood' and is a volunteer in the Buddies and Badges mentoring
Mayor Haslam said, "The amount of time Lee contributes to the
community is amazing. There is no doubt he is committed to making
a difference in the lives of our citizens. We commend him on his excellent
Reserve Sgt. Ragsdale will receive a signed certificate from the Mayor
and Chief along with a free dinner from Ruby Tuesday Restaurant.
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