Monroe County Sheriff Tommy Jones II on Monday presented three night shift deputies with certificates recognizing
each one as “Officer of the Month” for October.
The distinction went to Josh Woods, Billy Carson, and Chris Moses.
With the certificate came a $25 gift certificate to the Olive Garden.
Jones said Woods had been selected for his unselfishness last month when he had just finished his shift and was in full uniform at a local grocery store. A woman in line in front of him had no money for groceries and Woods paid for her items out of his pocket.
And further, it was a person who was unaffiliated with the sheriff’s department and witnessed Woods’ spontaneous act of charity and humanity and contacted Jones and explained what she had witnessed at the business.
Jones praised Carson and Moses for an efficient and professional response to a suicide call several weeks ago, wherein the two administered CPR to a victim prior to arrival of Monroe County Emergency Medical Services. When paramedics arrived, they commended Carson and Moses, saying the attempted resuscitative actions were performed with immediacy and application as well as any trained emergency specialist.
Jones said there would be more sheriff ’s officers honored in coming months as actions in the field merit it.