BCSO deputy earns VFW law enforcement award

News, Press Release
MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong is proud to announce the VFW Post 5154 in Louisville awarded BCSO Deputy Jerry Orr their Public Servant Award citation in the Law Enforcement category during a ceremony at the VFW Post on Hobbs Road in Louisville. Deputy Orr received the award today.
Deputy Orr has been employed by the Blount County Sheriff’s Office for 35 years, with the last 25 years assigned to the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force. He is one of the longest standing Federal Task Force officers in the country. Most recently, Deputy Orr was recognized by the Tennessee Narcotics Association for his work as a Drug Task Force Officer.
The VFW presented the award during an event to raise money for the Infinite Warrior Foundation, whose mission is dedicated to improving the lives and bridging the gap of unmet needs and assistance to combat veterans who are physically and psychologically injured while serving our country.
The Blount County Sheriff’s Office is incredibly proud of Deputy Orr for his recognition and his long-standing commitment to keeping drugs out of Blount County.
Deputy Orr joins Deputy Craig Flanagin as an alumni of the VFW Public Servant Award Citation. Deputy Flanagin received the award in 2018.
Images courtesy of BCSO.

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