Last week, Lisa Landes, WoodmenLife Representative, awarded Sheriff W. Q. "Bill" Overton, Jr. the December 2021 WoodmenLife Award.
When you start talking to people and ask, “what are the first words that come to your mind when you say Sheriff Overton”, here are some of the answers I got. “visionary”, “kindness”, “compassionate”, “family and faith based”, “professionalism”, “integrity” and “a great person, working with great people, to take care of great people”. There are so many others, but the message that I heard loud and clear, and I have seen it firsthand is his genuine heart and care for everyone in his community, his staff, to other organizations and the support he offers them all. This man, even when faced with the needs of his own family, is still putting his community and the people who protect it first, this is what you call a true hero.
On behalf and myself and WoodmenLife, thank you Sheriff Overton for all that you do in making our community be a better place.