POMEROY — Colleen S. Williams, Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney, awarded Deputy Thomas A. Myers Jr., or “Andy,” of the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, with the Golden Handcuff Award Tuesday morning.
Williams periodically presents the Golden Handcuff Award to officers who go above and beyond in their daily work to ensure that criminals are prosecuted and that Meigs County is kept safe.
Deputy Myers received the award due to his “outstanding cooperation” with the Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in running the Meigs County Sheriffs Office evidence room, according to Williams.
“Prosecuting crime isn’t only about working the exciting cases, or catching the biggest criminal and getting the biggest glory,” Williams said. “Our job requires that the daily duties are met — evidence is secured and made available when needed.”
Williams said the job may seem administrative to some people, but when a trial is upcoming it’s imperative that the evidence is ready and available to present a successful case.
“Deputy Myers communicates well with our office,” Williams said. “He makes sure the evidence is available to us. He makes sure that we include destruction orders in our cases, to ensure that he can keep an orderly evidence room. These duties are necessary and daily.”
Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood echoed the necessity of Myers’ job.
“I’m very proud of Deputy Myers and his strong commitment to protect and serve in our community,” he said.
Present with Deputy Myers when he received his award were Wood and Williams, who presented the award.
Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2555.