Clay County officer recognized for good deed

 

Lt. Casandra Smith, a long-time employee of the Clay County Sheriff's Office, is pictured with Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott. Smith recently received the Sheepdog Society Award from a fellow officer in Monee, Illinois.

Lt. Casandra Smith, a long-time employee of the Clay County Sheriff's Office, is pictured with Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott. Smith recently received the Sheepdog Society Award from a fellow officer in Monee, Illinois.
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Special to The Dispatch

 

 

Lt. Casandra Smith of the Clay County Sheriff's Office recently received the Sheepdog Society Award thanks to good deeds she rendered to fellow officer Michael Drumm from Monee, Illinois, back in 2018, when Drumm was traveling through West Point.  

 

Drumm and his family had to make a stop at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point, where, it was reported, a family member with a heart condition had to be flown to North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Drumm and his family experienced trouble getting through Highway 45 Alternate traffic. 

 

Lt. Smith, not knowing Drumm was a fellow officer, provided a much-needed escort. During the escort, Drumm's vehicle developed a flat tire. Smith went above and beyond her duty by taking the tire to a local tire store, waiting on repairs and returning it to the vehicle so Drumm could continue to Tupelo. 

 

In March, the Sheepdog Society Award, along with patches from the Monee, Illinois Police Department arrived in the mail for Smith from Drumm. 

 

The Sheepdog Society Award is given to officers by a program called "Cops Training Cops," to recognize officers who go beyond their normal duties. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott stated Lt. Smith is an asset to Clay County and the citizens she serves.

 

 

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