Russell Barker, who will be sworn in as Anderson County sheriff on September 1, has named his chief deputy and jail administrator.
Brian Galloway will serve as chief deputy, and Richard Parker will serve as jail administrator.
Galloway will replace Mark Lucas, who is retiring August 31 after losing to Barker in the race for sheriff in the August 2 general election in Anderson County.
Parker will replace the current jail administrator, Avery Johnson.
In a press release, Barker said Galloway is a law enforcement veteran in Anderson County with nearly three decades of service. He has spent most of his police career with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department and Clinton Police Department, the press release said. Galloway has served as a school resource officer for Anderson County Schools, as a patrol sergeant, and as a field training officer for the past 18 years, the release said.
“Brian is a law enforcement leader who is well respected by his peers and members in this county,” Barker said in the press release. “He has dedicated his life to serving the people of Anderson County and I know he will make a great chief deputy.”
Parker is a lieutenant and corrections veteran who has worked at the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton for nearly two decades, Barker said in a second press release. Parker has climbed the ranks during his career, starting as a correctional officer in 2001 and now serving as the operations lieutenant. Throughout his time at the Detention Facility, Parker has supervised the following departments: Booking, Inmate Transportation, Medical Department, Records, Facility Maintenance, Training, and Liability Management, the press release said. He also represents the Detention Facility as the legal coordinator.
Prior to joining Anderson County, Parker served his country in the United States Marine Corps until his retirement in 2000, the press release said. He started his military career as a military policeman and was later promoted to serve as a criminal investigator with the Marines. During his time in the military, he supervised uniformed law enforcement personnel and operations staff. Near the end of military career, he served as the district chief investigator, the release said.
Parker received his degree in criminal justice and is a certified corrections officer through the Tennessee Corrections Institute.
“Lt. Parker has served his country and county with a high level of professionalism, integrity, and loyalty,” Barker said. “To have a man of his caliber leading our detention facility is exciting. I look forward to working with him as we move Anderson County forward.”
Barker will be sworn as sheriff at midnight on September 1.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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