Sheriff's Office celebrates

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sheriff Mick Epperly, left, grills hamburgers and hotdogs Friday at the Barry County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Bill Watkins, center, and his wife, Jenall, who is a Barry County dispatcher, came to the celebration for retiring and serving law enforcement. Jason Johnston

Barry County Deputy Larry Stockton, left, accepts a retirement plaque Friday from Sheriff Mick Epperly. Stockton worked for the Sheriff's Office for 18 years. Friday was his last day. "I've loved my entire time [at the Sheriff's Office], especially with the D.A.R.E program and being a role model for kids," said Stockton, who plans to work for Probation and Parole with the state in Cassville. Jason Johnston
Barry County Chief Deputy Leonard Collins, right, accepts a service plaque Friday from Sheriff Mick Epperly. Collins started at the Cassville Police Department in 1987. He has been at the Sheriff's Office since 1995. Before he became a chief deputy, Collins said he was a road deputy, a road supervisor and then a detective. Jason Johnston
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