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Tennessee prosecutors honor Crawford for commitment to public safety

From staff reports • Jun 23, 2018 at 2:30 PM

KINGSPORT — Tennessee’s 31 district attorneys have recognized state Rep. John Crawford, R-Kingsport, with the Public Safety Advocate Award.

The honor is given to a legislator who recognizes the necessity of protecting citizens and takes action to advance public safety.

“Rep. Crawford is keenly aware of the public safety issues faced by Tennesseans on a daily basis. He has taken action, by his support of legislation initiated by the District Attorneys Conference, to provide stronger protection to elder and vulnerable citizens and to child victims of sexual abuse, as well as to punish drug dealers more severely,” said Jerry Estes, executive director of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference. “He is a committed leader and is more than deserving of this award.”

Crawford has been a reserve police officer for 18 years and is a captain in the Kingsport Police Department’s reserve program.

The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference was created by the General Assembly in 1961 to provide for better justice in the state. It is comprised of the district attorneys general from the state’s 31 judicial districts. The district attorneys general are elected for eight-year terms and are responsible for the prosecution of criminal cases.

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