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Cordele Police’s Middleton, Perry honored

Cordele Police Chief Lewis Green presented his department’s Officer of the Year and Civilian Employee of the Year awards to two deserving staff members at Wednesday’s meeting of the Cordele Rotary Club.

CPD Corporal Michael Middleton is the department’s Officer of the Year and Evidence Custodian Christy Perry is the Civilian Employee of the Year. Both Middleton and Perry, along with the contingent of Cordele Police Department staffers and family members present in support of the two honorees, were heartily applauded for their service to the community.

Middleton is a 17-year veteran of law enforcement and has made several significant arrests since joining the Cordele force just over a year and a half ago, Green said in his remarks. His citation reads, in part, “Middleton exemplifies his dedication to the law enforcement profession and the public he serves by showing personal motivation and demonstrating excellent teamwork and professionalism in his daily tasks and responsibilities.”

Perry has worked for the Cordele Police Department for some four years, Green said, adding that she has been instrumental in ensuring the agency operates within state and federal guidelines and has taken on a training role for new desk clerks.

Her citation reads, in part, “Perry exemplifies her dedication to the law enforcement profession and the public she serves by showing personal motivation and demonstrating excellent teamwork and professionalism in her daily tasks and responsibilities.”