Sunday, October 21, 2007
BACK WHEN SOPERTON HAD A POLICE DEPARTMENT
Since January 2007, the City of Soperton has operated without a Police Department, as the city funds alloted for Police protection have been turned over to the Treutlen County government, while the Sheriff's Department has assumed the duties.
In the third week of October 1977, the Police Personnel posed in front of the reburshised downtown Police Office, as the new Fire and Police building was being finished. The site in the center of town was for many years the location for weighing the deer during the annual Sportsman's Club contest.
Left to right are: Dispatcher Charlie Phillips, Officer Lonzie Rolison, Officer E. M. Martin (retired), Officer Henry Edge (retired), Officer Don Gaddis, Chief A. J. Posey, and Officer Talmadge Powell. Not shown: Sgt. Lewis Moxley and Dispatcher Ricky Durden.
Other photos that week: Football- Treutlen 20, Montgomery 0, Mt. Zion Church, Atkins family reunion.
Posted by Bill Ricks of Soperton