Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy Graduation Set For Tuesday

by | Oct 18, 2017 | City News, Community, County News, Crime, Cullman, Cullman City, Good Hope, Hanceville, People, Public Safety

The graduation ceremony for some 70 citizen participants in the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy will be next Tuesday night at 6:00 pm.

The venue will be Temple Baptist Church on Highway 157. The public is invited.

Jay E. Town, the newly appointed United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, will be keynote graduation speaker.

“We are glad that Mr. Town is coming to Cullman County and we look forward to having him. He has a long career as being tough on crime,” said Sheriff Matt Gentry.

About Jay E. Town

Jay E. Town is the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. He was one of the first three U.S. Attorneys nominated by President Donald J. Trump. Mr. Town was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 3, 2017.

He was one of the first three U.S. Attorneys nominated by President Donald J. Trump. Mr. Town was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 3, 2017.

Mr. Town, a former judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps, was a prosecutor in the Madison County District Attorney’s Office from 2005, when he moved to Huntsville, until his confirmation as U.S. Attorney. Town left the District Attorney’s Office as a senior prosecutor handling a full catalog of crimes, including capital murder, murder, robbery, and burglary. Mr. Town also was instrumental in forming the Madison County Veterans Court, one of the first such diversionary courts in Alabama dedicated to the physical and mental health needs of veterans in the criminal justice system.

Mr. Town served in the Marine Corps for 12 years and was honorably discharged in 2008, attaining the rank of Major. Before moving to Alabama, he was outside counsel at a large firm in New Jersey focused on the commercial defense of major pharmaceutical, commercial and surety companies involved in litigation with federal agencies.

He has sat on several charitable boards, to include the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, a national organization promoting educational, patriotic and veterans’ initiatives directed by the living Medal of Honor recipients. He also served as chairman of the Audit Committee, President’s Advisory Group, and was a member of the Foundation’s Executive Committee.

He also serves as a director for America’s Warrior Partnership, which is a national organization that empowers communities to empower veterans through community integration. Mr. Town is an original board member of The Bennie Adkins Foundation, which provides scholarships to veterans in Alabama. He also was chairman of the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama for two years and a board member for nearly a decade.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded Town the Medal of Honor for his many charitable activities.

Town has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama-Huntsville in the Department of Political Science with the curriculum focused on executive war powers and the Geneva Conventions.

Town earned a bachelor’s degree in Government & International Relations from the University of Notre Dame in 1995 and received his Juris Doctor from the Seton Hall University School of Law in 1998. He is a member of the State Bars of Indiana, New Jersey and Alabama, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He lives with his wife and daughter in Huntsville, Alabama.

Bradley Williams

Bradley Williams

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Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Academy Graduation

Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy Graduation Set For Tuesday

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