Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Faulkenberry, Bennett and Neighbors Honored

(From left: Sequoyah County Deputy Jeff Neighbors, Sheriff Larry Lane, 
State Rep. John Bennett, and Jail Administrator Jamie Faulkenberry)

Sequoyah County law enforcement captured some impressive awards at the 2017 Oklahoma Sheriffs' Association awards banquet Friday.

Sheriff Larry Lane said, “Both Sequoyah and Cherokee Counties were well represented. I'd like to congratulate Sequoyah County Jail Administrator Jamie Faulkenberry. She was chosen as the Oklahoma State Jail Administrator of the year. Sequoyah County Deputy Jeff Neighbors received the Special Recognition award. Sequoyah County State Rep. John Bennett and Cherokee County State Rep. Matt Meredith both received Oklahoma Legislative awards for their support of Law Enforcement.”

Faulkenberry has worked with the Sequoyah County Jail for 11 years, and has served as jail administrator since 2009.

She said Sheriff Lane nominated her for the award, and lauded her management skills for the jail in the nomination letter.

“I’m definitely honored by it,” she said of the award.

Lane also praised his former boss for the recognition he received. Lane was a deputy and investigator with Cherokee County before being elected Sequoyah County sheriff. In Cherokee County he worked for Sheriff Norman Fisher.

Lane said, “Also a big congratulations to my friend and former boss, Cherokee County Sheriff Norman Fisher, for being inducted into the Oklahoma Sheriffs' Hall of Fame. We love seeing our counties being recognized and bringing home awards!”

Jamie Faulkenberry of Sallisaw received the award as Oklahoma’s Jail Administrator of the Year at the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association banquet on Friday. Faulkenberry was nominated for the award by Sheriff Larry Lane.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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