During its annual Christmas party, the Moore County Sheriff’s Department named the 2013 Employee of the Year. Employees of the Metro Sheriff’s department voted on the award, and as Sheriff Mark Logan was giving the award, he stated the vote was a landslide.
The award was presented to Don Adams who works as corrections Sergeant for the jail. Don is a 61 year old man from Montana, who grew up working in sawmills and managing them most of his life.
Adams came to Lynchburg after his daughter married a Moore County native. He now lives in the Lois Community. He has been employed at the Sheriff’s department for more than two years.
Adams says he completely enjoys working at the jail, having never worked a job like this before.
On most days, Adams can be found taking care of inmates, processing them in and out of the facility, taking them to court, taking them to other counties and even to doctor’s visits, and making sure paperwork is done in compliance with the state regulations.
He added that while he enjoys this job and the people he works with, many of his former jobs helped him prepare for his work at the Sheriff’s department.
Adams, who admitted that he thought one of the other department’s employees won the award, seemed humbled at the standing ovation he received when given the award.
This is the first year that the Moore County Sheriff’s Department has given the award.