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.