Local constables honor Sen. Rusty Crowe

Published 5:12 pm Friday, July 20, 2018

Local law enforcement officers honored a state lawmaker on Thursday evening for his continued support of the constables.

Members of the Carter County Constable Association presented State Sen. Rusty Crowe with a plaque thanking him for his efforts in Nashville to support constables and the work they do in their communities. The constables previously honored State Rep. John Holsclaw and State Rep. Timothy Hill for their work at a separate event.

During the most recent legislative session, Crowe worked with Hill and Holsclaw to pass legislation improving the training requirements for constables to include mandated annual in-service training. The bill was something the Tennessee Constable Association approached lawmakers about and the constables worked with Crowe, Holsclaw, and Hill in shaping the law.

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“We really appreciate all you do for us,” Constable Harvey Shaffer told Crowe on Thursday evening. “You have always stood by us.”

Crowe told the constables he was honored to be able to represent them and support their efforts to serve their community.

“Constables are one of, if not the, oldest form of law enforcement,” Crowe said. “They are right there in the front lines of their communities.”

“You guys have always been great to us, and you provide a tremendous service to your community,” he added.