Friday, October 3, 2014

Apalachicola Police Officer Timothy Davis promoted to sergeant

Police Chief Bobby Varnes & Mayor Van Johnson pins Officer Timothy Davis 

Apalachicola Police Officer Timothy Davis received his sergeant bars, stripes, badge and name plate from Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson and Police Chief Bobby Varnes in a pinning ceremony held yesterday inside the mayor's office.

Davis a 13 year veteran law enforcement officer began his career with the Apalachicola Police Department in 2001 after completing basic training at Chipola College Law Enforcement Academy.  He resigned his position in good standing with the city in 2003 to take a job as a road deputy with the Franklin County Sheriff Office where he served for 5 years before returning to the Apalachicola Police Force in 2008.

Mayor Johnson presents Officer Timothy Davis with his sergeant name plate.

It was Davis's outstanding performance in all aspects of his work as a police officer with the City of Apalachicola and his willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty that prompted his promotion to the rank of sergeant following the retirement of Capt. Steve James in June of this year. 

"You show extreme professionalism, dedication and tireless effort in your job performance", wrote Varnes in a letter to Davis. "The Apalachicola Police Department and the citizens of the City of Apalachicola are fortunate to have you working as a law enforcement officer protecting our interest and community", continued Varnes.

Police Chief Bobby Varnes presents Officer Davis with his sergeant badge 

Davis is noted for his work assisting the Franklin County Sheriff Office in capturing the armed robber of the Eastpoint convenience store in 2013 and the Apalachicola traffic stop that led to a drug arrest that same year.

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