Forsyth deputies receive honors

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has honored several of its deputies over the last few months, including its employee of the quarter.

Deputy Sheriffs Justin Green, Ryan Yeaton, Page Cash, C. Randy Burton and Cpl. Kris Hall were recognized from the north and south precincts.

Deputy Sheriffs Justin Green

Deputy Justin Green was selected as the headquarters’ bureau employee of the fourth quarter 2010, Lt. Col. D.T. Smith recently announced.

Green, while employed at the detention center, was transporting an inmate from Hall County Detention Center to the Forsyth County Detention Center. While searching the inmate, Green found the drugs Xanax and Ambien in the inmate’s rolled-up socks.

“Thanks to Deputy Sheriff Green’s diligence and staying alert, even in dealing with an inmate coming from another facility, illegal contraband was not brought into the detention center,” said Smith.

Green joined the sheriff’s office in June of 2009. He worked as a detention officer until January, when he was promoted to the rank of deputy sheriff II.

He works as a patrol officer assigned to the north precinct.

Deputy First Class Ryan Yeaton

DFC Ryan Yeaton was selected as the deputy of the month for April 2011 for the north precinct, Capt. Mark Flowers, the precinct’s commander announced.

Flowers said Yeaton responded to an alarm call on April 26 at the business of Daniels Grocery and Bait Store, 2355 Pilgrim Mill Road.

On the way to the alarm call, he noticed a tan four-door sedan leaving the area.

Yeaton contacted communications and gave the car description and the direction of travel.

Upon his arrival at the business, he discovered that the glass front door had been knocked out.

Dispatchers put a look out for the car, and a south precinct patrol unit spotted it and conducted a traffic stop. After an investigation, the individuals in the vehicle were arrested and charged with burglarizing Daniels Grocery and Bait Store.

The suspects were also linked to burglaries in two other counties. “The contributions DFC Yeaton has made to the north precinct have been invaluable,” said Flowers. “He is an inspiration to his peers as well as his supervisors.”

Yeaton joined the sheriff’s office in April of 2006.

He was selected as the deputy of the year for 2010 for the north precinct.

Deputy Sheriff Page Cash

Deputy Sheriff Page Cash was recognized as the month of March south precinct deputy of the month, Capt. Ron Freeman, the south precinct commander, announced.

On March 15, Cash responded to a call where a suspect had entered an auto and stolen a purse from an automobile parked in the Creekside Methodist Church parking lot on Peachtree Parkway.

Cash spotted the suspect attempting to run from deputies across Peachtree Parkway into a wooded area next to a bank and shopping plaza. She was able to apprehend and the arrest the suspect.

Cash has been with the sheriff’s office since September 2007.

Deputy First Class C. Randy Burton

DFC C. Randy Burton was selected earlier this year as the south precinct’s deputy of the month for February, Freeman announced.

For a month, Burton served as an officer in charge (OIC) of “C” Watch, assisting as a supervisor during the absence of a sergeant who was on light duty.

During this time, “He did an excellent job supervising the deputies and keeping them motivated,” said Freeman.

In addition to serving as OIC, Burton is also the coordinator of the field training program for the south precinct. He takes on this added responsibility with no extra compensation.

“DFC Burton is a very reliable deputy and a role model to the rest of the shift, and he is the first to volunteer to take on any tasks. He treats the citizens with the utmost respect and courtesy, and accepts all positive remarks and corrections without complaint,” said Freeman.

Burton has been with the sheriff’s office since July of 2005.

Corporal Kris Hall

Cpl. Kris Hall was named the north precinct’s deputy of the month for February, said Flowers, the precinct commander.

Hall responded to a call on Feb. 6 of a burglary-in-progress at 4925 Pilgrim Point Road. A description of the suspects went out that they were dressed in camouflage. After arriving on the scene, Hall noticed a male matching the description running down Chrysler Avenue.

Hall chased and managed to apprehend the suspect.

Hall was able to get the names and addresses of the other suspects, and in doing so, was able to return the victim’s property.

In addition, the information obtained from this incident led to the arrest of the main suspect in a series of burglaries on Business Drive.

Hall has been with the sheriff’s office since February of 1998.