Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Kim Lay was named the National L.E.A.D (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) Instructor of the Year on Tuesday at the National L.E.A.D Conference in New Jersey, a press release said.
In addition to her national award, Lay was named Instructor of the Year for the state of Tennessee. She received notice of the state award prior to attending the conference, but she was surprised when the L.E.A.D president called her name for the prestigious national award, the press relief said.
“Words cannot express how honored I am to receive these awards,” Lay said. “The L.E.A.D program has changed many lives, and I am grateful to play a small part in the process.”
Lay works as a K-9 school resource officer and L.E.A.D instructor in Anderson County Schools. She currently serves as the president of the Tennessee School Resource Officer Association, and she is very active in the community, the press release said.
“Kim Lay is synonymous with public servant,” Anderson County Sheriff Russell Barker said. “Her passion and dedication are second to none. These awards are a reflection of the commitment she has to protecting and serving the students of this county.”
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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