Kiwanis Club honors local law enforcement officers

By Mitch Clarke Director of News and Content
Posted 3:25PM on Tuesday 14th May 2019 ( 2 years ago )

Five members of local law enforcement were honored Tuesday for their work by the Gainesville Kiwanis Club.

The five were presented the 2019 John W. Jacobs Sr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement during the civic club’s weekly luncheon meeting.

The winners included:

Also at Tuesday meeting, Josie Ayers, a senior at Johnson High School, was presented the First Responders Scholarship by Coleman Chambers and Rogers, a Gainesville law firm. The scholarship is administered by the North Georgia Community Foundation.

The scholarship is given each year to current first responders in Gainesville-Hall County or their children and grandchildren. Ayers is the daughter of Joel Ayers, an investigator with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

Josie Ayers, winner of the Coleman Chambers & Rogers First Responder Scholarship.
Sgt. Justin Martin, Gainesville Police Department
Lt. Jason Smith, Hall County Sheriff’s Office
Trooper First Class Bronson Taylor, Georgia State Patrol
Junior Commissioned Officer II LaRhonda Haynie, Department of Juvenile Justice, Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center
Game Warden Ryan Locke, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division

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