SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -
Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith received an honor during a recent Sheriffs' Association of Texas Conference in San Antonio.
The Sheriffs’ Association of Texas (SAT) 136th Annual Training Conference and Expo is intended to further working relationships among Texas sheriffs and provide classes for those in attendance. Sheriff Smith and several other officials from the Smith Co. Sheriff's Office were present at the annual event.
At Tuesday night's awards dinner, SAT President and Gregg Co. Sheriff Maxey Cerliano presented the President's Award to Smith County Sheriff Larry R. Smith for his outstanding support and cooperation with the Sheriff's Association of Texas. They commended his unselfish service to the people in the State of Texas. The award states that Sheriff Smith is recognized by his peers as an honorable person and an outstanding citizen.
Sheriff Smith was recognized for his many accomplishments throughout his almost 40 years in law enforcement, including his assistance in obtaining a confession from a shooter who had killed four people during a robbery in 1994. That confession led to the recovery of essential evidence allowing the suspect to be convicted.?
Sheriff Cerliano gave many examples of Sheriff Smith’s willingness to assist other agencies in their investigations as well as mentor law enforcement officers in case investigations and drafting search and arrest warrants
Many examples were given of Sheriff Smith’s willingness to assist other agencies in their investigations as well as mentor law enforcement officers in case investigations and drafting search and arrest warrants. Copyright 2014 KLTV. All rights reserved.