Thursday, May 19, 2011
Cayce Fire Department honors Sheriff Dickerson
Sheriff Kenny Dickerson was given the year 2010 Citizen of the Year award by the board of directors of the Cayce Fire Department May 2 at their annual meeting. Each year the fire department selects someone who has excelled in his profession.
Ruth Van Landingham, in presenting the award to the sheriff, said, “This is inappreciation for your many years of exemplary service and as sheriff of Marshall County, and for your many humanitarian deeds to all the people of our great county throughout your tenure of public service.”
Dickerson was also honored by the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce several years ago as Leader of the Year in 2007. Last year, he was selected to receive the Criminal Justice Legal Studies Department of the University of Mississippi annual award. The annual Lifetime Achievement Award in law enforcement is presented yearly to someone who has achieved excellence in the field of criminal law enforcement. He was guest of honor at the banquet following the award where he gave a presentation. Dickerson has served 40 years in law enforcement, including about 26 years with the Mississippi Highway Patrol and 16 years as sheriff of Marshall County.
He is a graduate of the 137th season FBI National Academy held in 1984.
Dickerson was also one of the highest decorated officers of the Mississippi Highway Patrol in year 1973 for bravery and exemplary service in the line of duty. He received many concurrent resolutions from the Mississippi House and Senate, as well as from former United States President Richard Nixon. He was awarded the Outstanding Mississippian the same year from Gov. Bill Waller.
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