As the holiday season approaches, I am reminded how fortunate I am to serve with such an outstanding group of people.
The Cross County Sheriff’s Deputies and the administrative support staff are dedicated, hard-working, and committed to serving the citizens of our County. These men and women lay their lives on the line every day. I encourage you to give them a friendly smile or a kind word to let them know you appreciate them as much as I do. I am truly fortunate to have them by my side.
I am also fortunate to have a wonderful family and great friends to support me. I appreciate their patience and understanding for all the times I’m called out in the middle of dinner or the middle of the night. Their support means more than I could ever express.
Most of all, I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to the residents of Cross County. It’s your efforts, working together, that make our County a great place to live and work. I am thankful for the assistance you’ve provided through the hot line, website, and in person. I sincerely appreciate your commitment to the safety of our community.
The support you’ve shown to me and the entire Sheriff’s Office during 2011 has been overwhelming. Thank you.
I look forward to 2012 with optimism. My commitment to the citizens of this County has never been stronger. I will continue to work with you to improve the quality of life for each resident we serve.
Sheriff J.R. Smith