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January 31, 2003

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Okaloosa County Sheriff Charlie Morris has selected his Employees of the Year for 2002.

Deputy Lenny Holloway, cited by his supervisor as "one of the most active members of A-Platoon with over 58 arrests during the year," is the Sworn Employee of the Year. Communications Officer Angie Barrow, described as "conscientious, courteous, and an asset to the Sheriff's Office," is the Non-Sworn Employee of the Year.

Deputy Holloway joined the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office in July, 2001, and has quickly established a reputation as a hard worker with excellent "people skills." During 2002, he was listed as the primary Deputy on more than 1,800 incidents. His supervisor wrote: "Deputy Holloway never seems to meet a stranger... his goal seems to be to leave everyone he encounters better off... he has the unique ability of calming the tensest situations... he works diligently for the citizens of Okaloosa County."

Communications Officer Barrow has been with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office almost six years, and has been a Communications Training Officer more than two years. She is described by her supervisor as "the professional's professional." Her supervisor's comments include: "Angie's unique ability to multi-task allows her to work numerous problems simultaneously, do them quickly, and do them right the first time... she has drawn praise from co-workers, road supervisors, and Deputies... anyone would be proud to have her as an employee.

Photographs and previous employees of the year may be seen at www.sheriff-okaloosa.org.

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for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420

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