Carr named law enforcement officer of year

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Special to the Reporter

The Alabama Retail Association (ARA) presented Shelby County Sheriff&8217;s Deputy Jon Carr with the 2005 &8220;Law Enforcement Officer of the Year&8221; or Leo Award.

He was chosen by a panel of former law enforcement, past Leo winners and retailers from among 12 candidates statewide.

Carr was nominated by Capt. Stan Chapman with the Shelby County Sheriff&8217;s department as a result of his actions on Dec. 4, 2005.

Carr, who was off-duty, disarmed a suspect who held a neighbor at gunpoint.

The 30 year-old Carr has been a Shelby County deputy since 2002. He is a Collierville, Tenn. native and earned a bachelor&8217;s degree in criminology from Auburn University in 1999.

Deputy Carr received a crystal trophy and a roster plaque to hang at the sheriff&8217;s office until the 2006 winner is named.

ARA also made a $1,000 donation in his name the River Region Advisory Council of Kid One Transport