Two new officers have been hired at Hopkins County Sheriff’s office as Sheriff Lewis Tatum increases and diversifies his staff.
Amanda Weatherford returns to the Sheriff’s office as a Patrol Sergeant and will be instrumental in working with online solicitation. Harry Washington has been hired as a new interdiction officer. Washington was most recently with Hunt County and brings a number of years of experience in law enforcement to the current staff.
Washington has been on the force for three weeks. He will be working interdiction on the interstate highway and will be working with a new effort by local law enforcement in child trafficking. He will also be assisting in training younger officers in interdiction.
Washington has had several good seizures according to Sheriff Tatum. One wanted for murder in Massachusetts, a parolee out of Arkansas, and over a $270,000 has been seized.