Chief Deputy Austin Garrett made a surprise visit to East Brainerd Elementary School with a special delivery in recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Week on Friday.
While visiting the elementary school, Chief Deputy Garrett met third grader Jimmy Green, who showed interest in law enforcement moving Chief Deputy Garrett to deputize him as Hamilton County’s newest Junior Deputy Sheriff.
The third grader was presented with his own Junior Deputy Badge.
“We recognize the incredibly difficult job that teachers do each and every day educating and caring for our children,” stated Chief Deputy Garrett.
“Their job has been further complicated with the pandemic and the challenges they have faced and continue to face since last year. As we recognize National Teacher Appreciation Week, we wish to acknowledge our unwavering support and recognition of our educators.
“The youth of today is tomorrow’s law enforcement professional.”