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Sheriff for a day

May, 2017


Troup County Schools' third graders Sheriff for a day - pictured outside TCSO office

Some third graders from elementary schools around Troup County were special guests at the Sheriff’s office on Thursday. The students were hand selected by their teachers to become “Sheriff’s For the Day.”

The event wraps up the Troup County Sheriff’s Office annual Junior Deputy program.

Read more at lagrangenews.com

Melanie Ruberti, LaGrange Daily News



Car show raises funds for Pineland youth

May, 2017


Deputy Matt Mayfield and K-9 partner, Jack visit Callaway Elementary

Pyne Road Park was packed with cars and onlookers on Saturday, as the sheriff held his eigth annual car show to benefit the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Home better known in the community as Pineland.

With 108 entries in this year’s show, Sheriff James Woodruff was left with the unenviable choice of which car, truck or jeep should win first prize, but even as the auction at the show went on, it was clear to see that that last pound cake that went for $100 was more about supporting the cause then any of the parts.

“Last year we took the money that we raised and used it to buy a used car for the young men that have a part time job or are going to after school activities,” said Woodruff. “I think it is important to show the people that give money what we are doing with it. It is not just a check, but we are actually doing something tangible.

Read more at lagrangenews.com

Alicia Hill, LaGrange Daily News



Sheriff for a day

February 24, 2017


Sheriff for a day

Jacob Hendrix is only 16 years old, but has a very clear picture of his future career.

The Callaway High School student wants to be a law enforcement officer – specifically an officer with the Department of Natural Resources.

He received a sneak peek of what his prospective profession may look like when he shadowed Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff on Thursday.

Hendrix began his day with Woodruff at 8 a.m. inside the Troup County Sheriff’s Office. From there, he toured the jail, spoke with an inmate, was introduced to deputies, investigators and jailers, attended meetings, received a full tour of the county courthouse and ate lunch with the Sheriff. The student also stood alongside Woodruff at a funeral he attended late in the day.

Read more at lagrangenews.com

Melanie Ruberti, LaGrange Daily News



Deputy Matt Mayfield and K-9 partner, Jack visit Callaway Elementary

February 24, 2017


Deputy Matt Mayfield and K-9 partner, Jack visit Callaway Elementary

February 24th, Last week Deputy Matt Mayfield and his partner Jack visited the students at Callaway Elementary as part of their career day.

Sheriff's Office Press Release



Sheriff for a day

February 24, 2017


Sheriff for a day

Jacob Hendrix is only 16 years old, but has a very clear picture of his future career.

The Callaway High School student wants to be a law enforcement officer – specifically an officer with the Department of Natural Resources.

He received a sneak peek of what his prospective profession may look like when he shadowed Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff on Thursday.

Hendrix began his day with Woodruff at 8 a.m. inside the Troup County Sheriff’s Office. From there, he toured the jail, spoke with an inmate, was introduced to deputies, investigators and jailers, attended meetings, received a full tour of the county courthouse and ate lunch with the Sheriff. The student also stood alongside Woodruff at a funeral he attended late in the day.

Read more at lagrangenews.com

Melanie Ruberti, LaGrange Daily News



Deputy Matt Mayfield and K-9 partner, Jack visit Callaway Elementary

February 24, 2017


Deputy Matt Mayfield and K-9 partner, Jack visit Callaway Elementary

February 24th, Last week Deputy Matt Mayfield and his partner Jack visited the students at Callaway Elementary as part of their career day.

Sheriff's Office Press Release



LaGrange High School FFA Chapter donates fleece blankets to agency

February 16, 2017


LaGrange High School FFA Chapter donates fleece blankets to agency

We are certainly appreciative to the 127 members of the LaGrange High School FFA Chapter who collected pieces of fleece to make no-sew blankets to donate to our agency. Overall the chapter collected enough fleece to make 38 blankets. The purpose in making the blankets is to place a blanket in each of our patrol cars for children that deputies may come in contact with that have no heat in their homes or need to be comforted.

Sheriff's Office Press Release



Sheriff participates in Empowerment Wednesday

February 15, 2017


Sheriff participates in Empowerment Wednesday

February 15, 2017, Wednesday morning, Sheriff Woodruff and some of his staff took part in Empowerment Wednesday at Whitesville Road Elemantary School.

“It was certainly an honor to spend time with these young men before the school day began. ” said James Woodruff.

Sheriff's Office Press Release



Deputy Michael Hockett recognized by Rep. Randy Nix

February 7, 2017


Deputy Michael Hockett recognized by Rep. Randy Nix

Troup County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Hockett has been back on the job for about two weeks.

“I’m trying to get back in the groove,” he said. “My shift has been supportive of me.”

Hockett says he’s been out on the road, and back in the general area of the first block of Jackson Street near West Point. He’s not been back to the house.

It’s the house where he went to perform a welfare check Jan. 9 on Matthew Edmondson, 28. Edmonson wound up shooting Hockett several times with buckshot after the deputy entered the property. Hockett shot back, wounding Edmondson in the shoulder and setting off a standoff with law enforcement that lasted more than six hours before Edmondson surrendered.

Read more at lagrangenews.com

Jennifer Shrader, LaGrange Daily News

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