Franklin can you tell the good citizens of Morgan County how much of the rodeo proceeds you have used to supplement the cost of equipment and supplies for the MCSO? Can you share with us how much of the Posse/Rodeo funds actually go to the Special Needs? We realize you put on a show which is great. However, we want to know how much money you have donated to the Special Needs and other local charities. We have seen the lavish parties you put on for your cronies and the river boat rides. We want to see what proceeds "REALLY" went to the charities. Your words not ours....
March 2015 The Voice of Morgan County—11
The sheriff also presented the Almon-Biles
Award to law enforcement officers who put
their lives at risk by saving others in the line of
duty. The recipients of that award were: State
Trooper Joe McDonald, Lieut. Robert “Bones”
Wilson and Special Agent Mike McCoy. Not
pictured is DEA Agent Jim England, a former
member of the sheriff’s staff.
Franklin, who received the Humanitarian
Award from the PCA National Rodeo Association,
said she appreciates her staff and was
glad to award them for their service.
“I am so proud of all the sheriff’s office staff
and all the community volunteers who help
make this special day happen each year,” she
said of her annual rodeo. “The proceeds from
the rodeo allow us to supplement the cost of
equipment and supplies for the office, but it
also allows us to help local charities each year
and to provide the Special Needs Rodeo to over
1,000 special people each year. The PCA Board
and rodeo committees throughout the southeast
recognize Morgan County as the wonderful
place it is. It makes me proud to be your sheriff.
Winning the Humanitarian Award for the second
year is such an honor.”
Franklin received the award in January in
Biloxi, Miss. during a PCA national event.
Sheriff receives Humanitarian Award
Sheriff Ana Franklin received the Humanitarian Award from the PCA National Rodeo
Association. From left, Jail Administrator Larry Berzett, Harleen Reynolds, Cindy
Crowell, Franklin, and rodeo organizers Bo Campbell and Clint Allemand. Franklin
received the award in Biloxi, Miss. at a PCA National Final Rodeos event in January.
Sheriff Ana Franklin and Chief Deputy Mike Corley presented merit awards to these officers.
Almon-Biles Award recipients
Sheriff Ana Franklin and Chief Deputy Mike Corley presented the Almon-Biles Award to
these law enforcement officers: From left, Corley, State Trooper Joe McDonald, Drug Task
Force chief, Lt. Robert Wilson, Special Agent Mike McCoy and Franklin. Not pictured is
DEA agent Jim England.
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The sheriff says she plans to assist with
PCA’s efforts to help others begin Special
“Therefore, this can be done for as many
challenged people as possible throughout the
PCA organization,” Franklin said. “It would
even be a greater blessing to see next year’s
Humanitarian Award go to another organization
that we help. I am also grateful to all of
our sponsors for their support each year.”