At the monthly Posse meeting held in the Sheriff’s Courtroom, Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum presented his father Sam Tatum with a certificate for 30 years of service in the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Posse organization. Sam Tatum, Roger “Tex” Maynard, Earl Martin and Billy Wayne Orr are the remaining charter members who were present at the Posse’s inauguration in October 1987 and all continue active as 30-year members. Posse Captain Frank Teiman assisted Tatum in presenting other Anniversary certificates to Gary W. Moon, Lisa Hooten, Joe Hooten and Steve Huffman. Currently, there are 22 active volunteer members serving as a support force for the Sheriff’s Department.A special feature of the meeting was a crime-scene presentation by Texas Ranger John Vance who is from Hopkins County and a member of the Ranger team working cases in a 24-county area of North East Texas. Vance, like the Posse, assists and represents the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department.