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Sheriff's Office Honors Russell Roark for 60 Years in Law Enforcement

Chief Russell Roark from his Order of the Palmetto presentation December 2021

Daniel Prince

Roark began as a city firefighter and police officer on April 20, 1962

Under the pretense of a meeting with Sheriff Jeff Bailey, Chief Russell Roark was honored Wednesday for his 60 years of service in law enforcement with a drop-in reception. He said he began work as a city firefighter on April 20, 1962, and he was also sworn in as a police officer at that time. He explained why he requested a transfer from fire service:

(audio below story)

Russell Roark on his career and Sheriff Jeff Bailey on Roark's impact
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