Chief Jailer Avery Johnson has retired after working for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department for almost 33 years.
Anderson County Sheriff Paul White announced the retirement this week.
Johnson began his career with the department in February 1981, a press release said. After working in patrol, Johnson was assigned to the jail, and he was promoted to sergeant in charge of the jail operations in March of 1984. As the responsibilities of the jail operations increased, Johnson was promoted through the ranks of lieutenant, captain, and later, chief jailer. [Read more…]