At the Jan. 24 Holly Springs City Council meeting, Chief Mike Carswell gave recognition to two officers for their excellence, dedication and high quality performance.

Carswell read the description on the 2018 Officer of the Year Award as it was presented to Officer Kyle Bunch, “In recognition of your sustained, outstanding and exemplary performance in the daily discharge of your duties in which you consistently achieve a level of excellence that far exceeds the acceptable standard. Your dedication and perseverance in the pursuit of justice for the citizens of Holly Springs makes you an invaluable asset to this department and a credit to your profession.”

Officer Bunch’s family looked on as he accepted the award.

“Officer Bunch is a great asset to our department and sets a high bar.” Carswell said.

Carswell then presented Cpl. Greg Bettis with the Bob Fuller Leadership Award that acknowledges Bettis’, “Outstanding service and achievement that exemplifies extraordinary standards others strive to achieve.”

“Cpl. Bettis presents a strong commitment to fellow officers and our community. He has an innate sense of valuing input and getting us across the finish line… he’s one that others look to for advice and guidance,” Carswell said.

As family and friends celebrated the achievements of the officers, Mayor Steve Miller told onlookers, “I sleep better at night knowing that our police department is at work in our city.”

“Our organization is filled with men and women who go out every day with the intention of making a difference in the lives of other people. These actions should be modeled by all of us,” Carswell said.

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Ahh, bless their hearts.

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