Liberty County Sheriff Office deputies Dennis Abbgy and Jeff Dawson were promoted to corporal Wednesday morning. The deputies received their stripes from LCSO Chief Deputy Keith Moran during a brief ceremony in the chief’s office on Paul Sikes Road.
Abbgy has been on the force for nearly five years. Moran said he is the epitome of a deputy who is progressing through the ranks through tireless hours of training and patrolling the streets.
“Abbgy has been exposed to just about all of it,” Moran said. “He has maintained a good reputation. He has made several good arrests and he actually has a few commendations coming up. This is a pleasure.”
Abby accepted Moran’s praise humbly. “It means a lot,” he said. “It’s a good promotion and I’m ready to keep moving up.”
Dawson has been a member of the traffic unit and rides with his K-9 narcotics dog.
“He had a K-9 dog before he even came to work with us,” Moran said. “He’s been with the traffic unit for six years and this promotion to corporal is well-earned.”
A man of few words, Dawson said, “It feels good to be promoted.”
Moran said LCSO Sheriff Steve Sikes is proud of both men for their dedication to the force and service to the community. Sikes was unable to attend the ceremony because he is enrolled in his peace officers training course.