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2011 Recipients


Officer Brett Spivy
Franklin Police Department

Franklin Police Officer Brett Spivy and his K9 partner, Axel, have served Franklin residents since 2007. This year alone, Officer Spivey and Axel were responsible for the capture of a fleeing pharmacy burglary suspect, and the seizure of nearly 350 pounds of marijuana from 2 drug runners traveling through the city. He has contributed to more than 34 drug seizures in Franklin to date this year alone. Sergeant Charles Warner stated, “Officer Spivy's dedication to making Franklin streets a perilous place for drug dealers and other criminals brings very real hope to our community.”

Officer Spivy comes from a family with a tradition of law enforcement. His father, Tommy, retired from the Tennessee highway Patrol after 33 years of service, and his Brother, Will, is a Sergeant with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Officer Spivy has been married for 4 years to his wife, Diana.

Firefighter Eddie Proctor
Franklin Fire Department

Firefighter Eddie Proctor is dedicated to the craft of firefighting. He is extremely professional and continuously studies current and new standards. He is highly skilled, able to function with great ease as a firefighter and acting Engineer on all apparatus, even at times filling in as an officer. Not only is his professionalism exemplary, Firefighter Proctor is a true team player and a good friend to all who know him. His upbeat personality and selfless attitude are contagious within the department and contribute to the family atmosphere experienced there. He is the type of individual who would give you the shirt off his back in an ice storm. Fire Chief Rocky Garzarek stated, “He is of the highest caliber with his selfless actions, knowledge, and overall willingness to serve for the betterment of the fire department, and the city of Franklin, and the citizens of Franklin.”

Proctor has been married for 14 years to his wife Tracy. They have 4 beautiful daughters, Sara, Maggie, Tori, and Gracie. They have one granddaughter, Eisley.

Deputy Lynn Sutton
Williamson County Sheriff's Department

Deputy Lynn Sutton has worked for the William County Sheriff's Office since 1996. He served as a reserve deputy in the Patrol Division & Court Services Division until recently retiring at the age of 82. For the past 15 years he has worked 20-40 hours per week with no compensation. Deputy Sutton became an icon at the County Court House and is well known by all the judges and lawyers who frequented the courts. Sheriff Jeff Long said Deputy Sutton set the example for job performance at the Court House. “He is always ready to jump in and help in any way he can and he will be sorely missed”, stated Sheriff Long.

Deputy Sutton and his wife Bobbye Jean have been married over 59 years. They have 2 sons, David and Daniel Lee Sutton. They have 3 grandchildren, Eli Sutton, Guille and Gabriela Dorado.