Recent Citizen Academy graduate Betty Boduch, left, hugs Lt. Rick Baker at the Citizen Academy graduation ceremony Thursday. On behalf of the whole graduating class Boduch presented Lt. Baker with a plaque that read "Lt. Baker's Rules for a Ride A Long" an inside joke between them. Sheriff Jack Stockton attended the ceremony as well, right.
Twenty-four people graduated from the Roane County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy last month. The course helps residents understand the needs and problems involving police work. Graduates are Rick Barrett, Charles Roberts, Stan Cross, Sharon Cross, Norm Burns, Cassie Ladd, Michael Norton, Mike Adcock, Aaron Payne, Travis Smith, David Lester, Linda Newton, Kim Bright, Cathy Luttrell, Dave Chipps, Bobby Davis, Kim Stratford, Betty Boduch, Elizabeth Gaudi, Elizabeth Keko, Marisol Herenandez, Edna Renea Escobar, Liviya Frunza and Samuel Russell. Seated in front are sheriff’s employees Beth Sams, Lt. Rick Baker and Sheriff Jack Stockton.