HCSO Law Enforcement Services Captain Spencer Daniels, Special Operations Lieutenant David Sowder, Hamilton Place Rotary
President Betsy Gibson, Reserve Coordinator Jerry Mauldin, Rotarian Pam Garrett, and Sheriff Austin Garrett
The Chattanooga Hamilton Place Rotary Club presented Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy Coordinator Jerry Mauldin its prestigious Service Above Self in Law Enforcement Award at their monthly luncheon held at the Metro Tab Church on Wednesday.
Each year, the Chattanooga Hamilton Place Rotary Club takes the opportunity to recognize members of their local law enforcement community who have gone above and beyond to serve the needs of their respective communities and embody their organization’s motto of “Service Above Self.
As part of the award, the Chattanooga Hamilton Place Rotary also included a donation to Deputy Mauldin’s charity of Choice.
Deputy Mauldin currently oversees the HCSO Reserve Deputy Unit as well as assists in various other support positions throughout law enforcement services as required.
Reserve Deputy Mauldin began his career with the HCSO as a volunteer reserve deputy in July of 2010 and transitioned to working part-time for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in March of 2022. Throughout his consistent tenure as a reserve deputy, Mr. Mauldin has donated over 1,500 hours to serving the HCSO and the citizens of Hamilton County.
Professionally, Mr. Mauldin began work for the City of Chattanooga’s Forestry Division in 2004 where he served for 18 years until retiring in February of 2022. Throughout majority of this time, he served faithfully as a reserve deputy for this agency in addition to his professional duties.
“Deputy Mauldin’s values and selflessness embodies the true definition of a servant leader. His dedication, service and commitment to his family, the HCSO, and the citizens to which he serves exemplifies the Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self,” said Sheriff Austin Garrett.
“On behalf of the Hamilton Place Rotary Club, we are pleased to be able to honor Reserve Deputy Coordinator Mauldin with this award. Law Enforcement Officers do so much to help others in our community and do not receive the recognition they deserve for their service,” said Betsy Gibson, president of the Hamilton Place Rotary. “We created this award as a way to say thank you to the Law Enforcement Community and we hope that this will be a small step in the right direction to recognize the service they provide every day,” she further noted.
Deputy Mauldin was joined by his daughter, Heather Mauldin, as well as Sheriff Austin Garrett, Law Enforcement Services Captain Spencer Daniels, and numerous other HCSO personnel. Also on hand for the ceremony was Melissa Blevins, president and CEO of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. Deputy Mauldin selected the Food Bank to be his charity of choice for the monetary donation from the Chattanooga Hamilton Place Rotary.
HCSO Hamilton Place Rotary President Betsy Gibson, Chattanooga Area Food Bank President & CEO Melissa Blevins, Reserve
Coordinator Jerry Mauldin, and Rotarian Pam Garrett