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Pinky Cooper Honored for 30 Years On the Job at Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department

On September 26, 1989, Pinky Cooper was hired at the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department as a Receptionist by then-Sheriff Mark Bassham. On September 26, 2019, Pinky was honored at an anniversary reception hosted by Sheriff Lewis Tatum in the Department’s sallyport.

Friends, family and co-workers were present. Pinky’s career has enabled her to work closely with four Sheriff’s, Mark Bassham, the late Bill Deirks, Butch Adams and Lewis Tatum. Pinky wants everyone to know she appreciates the get-together and all the attention, but that she is by no means retiring! Following the reception, she went back to work in her office. For many years, she served as Administrative Assistant, retiring on her 80th birthday in 2014. But she was gone for just two weeks, re-hired by request of Sheriff Adams. Pinky works part-time now as Administrative Consultant.

Sheriff Tatum presents Pinky with an appreciation plaque for three decades of service to the Department
Pinky with former Hopkins County Sheriff Mark Bassham, also former Delta County Sheriff and former agent with Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association
Pinky with former Sheriff Butch Adams, now Bailiff at Hopkins County Courthouse

Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of

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