A statewide prosecutors association has recognized Kathleen “Kat” Tallent of the Cherokee County District Attorney’s office as a top investigator in Georgia.

The District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia named Tallent Investigator of the Year. She is one of three Georgia investigators who were honored this week in a virtual awards ceremony.

As part of a trial team in the District Attorney’s office, Tallent investigates felony cases including armed robbery, vehicular homicide, drug trafficking, burglary, and other serious crimes. She works in collaboration with an assistant district attorney and victim advocate.

“Kat is an outstanding investigator who has an uncanny ability to analyze facts and make connections,” said Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney David Holmes. “Last year, while listening to a jail call, she uncovered a murder conspiracy and initiated an investigation, likely saving a young man’s life. She is passionate about her work and is very deserving of this award.”

Prior to joining the District Attorney’s Office in 2019, Tallent worked as a uniformed police officer for Powder Springs Police Department, where she received the Rising Star of the Year Award, Life Saving Award, and Officer of the Year Award.

“Kat Tallent is a true public servant who fights for justice and the rights of crime victims. Every day, she brings an incredible level of dedication and commitment to her work. She is a model employee, and I am so proud that she is being recognized with this award,” said Shannon Wallace, District Attorney for the Blue Ridge Judicial District.

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