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American Legion Post 190 Two Law Enforcement Officers of the Year

Sequatchie County Deputy John Simmons has been honored by American Legion Post 190. He received the 2024 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.

“Deputy Simmons is a solid fixture within the sheriff’s office who does his job well day after day and is very deserving of this award,” stated Sheriff Bill Phillips. He also congratulated the co-recipient, Dunlap P.D. officer Lee Spain, and thanked the American Legion and all of its members for their service and recognition of this year’s award recipients.

Officer Spain suffered a stroke in 2022, which could have ended his career. However, Officer Spain has a true servant’s heart, loves his community, and has overcome adversity. Officer Spain fought his way back and returned to full duty.