During the moth of January 2018 we hosted the 2018 Georgia Sheriff’s Association Winter Conference! Over 100 elected sheriff’s from across the state attend the training conference. We also had a few VIP’s stop by and speak to the sheriff’s! Conference attendees heard from special guests including University of Georgia famed running back Heisman Trophy Winner Mr. Herschel Walker and 1980 National Champion Team Captain/linebacker Mr. Frank Ros who both spoke about leadership and success to the attendees. Lt. Governor Casey Cagle discussed state Initiatives while Senator David Shafer, Senator Josh McKoon, and Cobb Chairman Mr. Mike Boyce all came by to speak for a few minutes and welcomed attendees to the conference. Mrs. Angela Blank Director, of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and board member for MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), was in attendance and greeted the attendees.
Former WSB-TV News Anchor Monica Pearson spoke to the sheriffs on the needs of addressing salaries for deputies and other law enforcement officers. Former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal came by and visited with attendees during a break in the training. Georgia Supreme Court Justice Michael P. Boggs, Mr. Jim Beck a candidate for Insurance Commissioner, Mr. Ken Shigley Sr. candidate for the Georgia Court of Appeals, and Mrs. Tricia Pridemore, a candidate for Public Service Commission, also spoke to attendees.