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Ruritan Club names Fontes officer of the year

(c)NPT 2013 PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS

The Parrottsville Ruritan Club awarded Cocke County Sheriff Armando
Fontes, center, with its annual Officer of the Year title on Monday, July 8.
Shown with Fontes is, on the left, Fred Lee, chairman of the citizenship
and patriotism committee of the Parrottsville Ruritan Club, and Derrick
Woods, a member of the same committee, administrative captain in the
sheriff's department, and a former recipient of the Officer of the Year title.
Published: 9:35 AM, 07/16/2013 Last updated: 9:36 AM, 07/16/2013
 

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

PARROTTSVILLE-The Parrottsville Ruritan Club selected Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes as its 2013 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, and awarded three $1,000 scholarships, on Monday, July 8.

The awards were made at the Ruritan Club's annual family picnic held in the Parrottsville town park, according to club secretary Don Erts.

Fred Lee, chairman of the citizenship and patriotism committee of the Parrottsville Ruritan Club, said "as far as I know" Fontes is the first sheriff ever awarded the recognition of officer of the year by the club, at least for the past 18 years.

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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