Seventeen members of the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Posse were present at the swearing in on January 10, 2017 during the Posse’s first monthly meeting of the year. Election of officers was also held. 2017 officers are Captain Lisa Hooten, Lt. Gary Moon, Secretary/Treasurer Frank Tieman, Platoon A Sergeant Joe Hooten with Corporal Earl Martin, Platoon B Sergeant Steve Huffman with Corporal Sam Tatum. Members were also issued updated ID cards. The organization will observe it’s 30-year anniversary during 2017. Charter posse members were sworn in October 1987 by former Sheriff Bill Dierks. Current Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum began his career in law enforcement as a Posse member.