On Tuesday, June 5, the Craig County Sheriff’s Office received the 2017 Highway Safety Award for Craig County, denoting no traffic deaths in 2017. Left to right are Sheriff Trevor Craddock, Paul Sleeper and Steven Williams DMV representatives.

Pam Dudding-Burch
Contributing writer

The heartfelt poem of Officer Down – The Badge reads: “It is polished and shiny and looks so fine. Once you earn it, you have to toe the line. The minutes you wear it upon your chest, it becomes a symbol that you are the best. It means honesty, integrity and fairness to all. Your life is never your own, but at the publics call. Night or day, any hour, it makes you a mark. It does not protect you from a shot in the dark. Over the years the shine starts to fade, but brighter still is the man it’s made. It is often what separates you from the crowd. It is a second family of which you are proud.”

Craig citizens are grateful to have a caring and professional police force that’s ready for any call they receive. They are also to be congratulated for helping Craig County to have received a special award.

On Tuesday, June 5, the Craig County Sheriff’s Office received the 2017…



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