Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles presented a badge to the Rev. Hermon Scott on Thursday, designating Scott as chaplain for the Long County Sheriff’s Office.
Scott has been the pastor at Bacontown Missionary Baptist Church since 1997, and has been licensed to preach since 1976.
“I’m glad to be a part of the department, and I look forward to getting to know all of you guys,” Scott said.
Nobles said Scott will ride with deputies when he is available and will be available to offer help to the employees. The sheriff also said that when a tragedy strikes, a family often is in need of spiritual assistance.
“Chaplain Scott has been a real asset to our community, and I know he will continue to be that asset out there, but now he’ll also be an asset to our department,” Nobles said. “We all need prayer and spiritual help, whether we wear a badge or not. I’m pleased to have him with us and know he will be a big help.”
Several members of the LCSO were on hand for the badge presentation and Scott spoke to them briefly offering his support.
He and his wife Pamela have three children: Charity, Chrystal and Christopher.