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2009 Recipients


Officer Rose Steagall
Franklin Police Department

Officer Rose Steagall has been with the Franklin Police Department since November of 2004. In August of 2007, she became the department’s first Community Relations Officer. In this position she serves as the main liaison between the department and the community by overseeing various community outreach programs including: Explorers, defense classes, police volunteers, Neighborhood Watch and Citizens Police Academy. She is the constant smiling face behind the badge, recognized by everyone, bringing solutions, and innovation to our community.

As a single mom, Officer Steagall faced tremendous personal tragedy this year when her 22 year old son, Trinity was killed in a car accident. But despite this loss, she has remained a constant source of hope in the department and our community.

General Services Tech James Marlin
Franklin Fire Department

Mr. James Marlin has been with Franklin Fire Department since December 2001. He is one of the most dependable and organized employees of the department. He ensures all shift personnel are outfitted with the proper gear and handles all aspects of uniform purchase, fitting, issue and replacement. All six stations are supplied with necessities to operate efficiently because of James expertise. His ability to organize and his attention to detail are unsurpassed.

James and his wife Linda have been married 33 years and have two daughters, Shannon and Tonya.

Corporal Carol Hughes
Williamson County Sheriff Office

Corporal Carole Hughes works in the Records Division of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. She began her career with the office in September of 1998 as a crossing guard at Oak View Elementary School. In September of 2006, she became a detention officer in the jail and was promoted to Corporal in 2008. This past year, Corporal Hughes was instrumental in saving the life of an inmate. She was the first to respond to an inmate confined to a wheel chair who was experiencing labored breathing. She performed the Heimlich Maneuver and the inmates breathing returned to normal. Because of Corporal Hughes quick and calm response, serious injury was adverted.

Corporal Hughes and her husband Mike have been married 24 years and have four children, Michael, Megen, Marc & Mason.