January 22, 2020

Lt. Deborah Williamson retires from HCSO

Retiring Lt. Deborah Williamson (L) with Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry (Photo: HCSO)

(Franklin, GA) — Lt. Deborah Williamson of the Heard County Sheriff’s Office has retired after 19 years of dedicated service to the department and the citizens of Heard County.

On Friday, March 2, 2018, Sheriff Ross Henry and Staff hosted a reception in honor of Lt. Williamson, where she was celebrated by her family, friends, elected officials, fellow co-workers along with many county and city employees.

Several attending shared personal and professional memories and stories of their time and experiences with Lt. Williamson.

During her service with the Heard County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Williamson worked in various positions including the patrol division, Investigator, Jail Administrator and her final position as head of the Investigation Division.

“Deborah has the drive and the passion you need in this line of work to be able to see and deal with what we do on a daily basis,” stated Sheriff Ross Henry. “She has given her heart and soul to the care and justice for so many victims and their families throughout the years. I want to thank Deborah for her loyalty and dedication to me, the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Heard County.”

Williamson has been employed in the field of Law Enforcement for a total of 41 years.

“I speak for my staff and myself when I say that our hearts are heavy and we are sad to see Deborah leave us and we will truly miss her — but we are happy for her that she can now enjoy time for herself and her family,” added Sheriff Henry. “We wish her the very best and rest assured that Deborah will always be a part of our Heard County Sheriff’s Office family.”

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