© 2022 88.9 KETR
Public Radio for Northeast Texas
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Sheriff Adams honored for 20 years of service

Reilly Springs Jamboree recently paid tribute to a special guest – Hopkins County Sheriff Butch Adams. Sheriff Adams was honored for his 20 years of service to the community on Saturday, Oct. 17. He will be retiring on December 31, 2016.

According to Jamboree organizer and host Enola Gay Mathews about three dozen uniformed law enforcement officers attended the event including members of the Sheriff’s Posse, an organization formed in October 1987 to assist the department.

“Sheriff Adams shared with the audience his view of the changing landscape in county law enforcement today, and the needs that will be answered by the new county jail,” said Enola Gay Mathews on her guest of honor.

She reported the special evening featured Alina Tatum Sanders, former fundraising partner for the D.A.R.E. program; Robert Stidham, retired SSPD; and Pinky Cooper and Lt. Tanner Crump of the Sheriff's Department – who shared experiences about their years working for Sheriff Adams. Crump also read a letter to the Sheriff, on behalf of retired Lt. Henry Turner, who could not attend.

Enola Gay Mathews is host of the Reilly Springs Jamboree and KSST 1230 AM radio host. The Jamboree continues each month with Roger Reed and band providing the music. The Jamboree provides Country and Gospel Entertainment at the Reilly Springs Community Center in Hopkins County, Texas. For more information on upcoming performances visit the website at: http://www.reillyspringsjamboree.com/