Winners of the award included:

  • Sgt. Ojilvia Lom of the Floyd County Police Department, who was nominated because of her work and dedication to protecting Floyd County’s young children from abuse.
  • Sgt. Jacob Byers of the Floyd County Prison was recognized for his work in several jurisdictions as well as developing new policies at the institution.
  • Maj. Tommy McGuire of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office was nominated for his almost 40 years of service to Floyd County.
  • Cpl. Logan Gass of Georgia State Patrol Post 38 for his dedication in making his ultimate goal public safety.
  • Floyd County’s law enforcement agencies gathered Tuesday to honor the men and women who have impacted the community at the annual Respect for Law Officers of the Year luncheon.

    The event was hosted by four local civic clubs — Noon Optimist, Seven Hills Rotary, Kiwanis, and Lions — who have come together to recognize Floyd County law enforcement for seven years. (John Popham RN-T)