EATON — A retirement party was held on Friday, May 27, for Linda Moore, and Julie Rose, two employees of the Preble County Sheriff’s Office, with nearly 50 years of service between them.
The celebration, held at Eaton Fire Station #2, recognized the two for their long and successful careers with the PCSO.
“I want to welcome all the family, and the friends, and the co-workers today as we congratulate Linda and Julie as they prepare to retire. Today is their last day,” began Sheriff Mike Simpson. “Linda has served the citizens of Preble County for 23 and a half years, and Julie has served the county for 25-plus years — so nearly 50 years of service between them. It’s quite an accomplishment.”
Moore was hired as Records Clerk on Jan. 11, 1999. According to Simpson, Moore processed civil process paperwork, and served as Fiscal Officer, in which office she kept track of, “millions of dollars in spending,” and did so with integrity.
Moore was recognized as Support Staff Employee of the Year in 2006 and again in 2011.
Rose was hired as a Records Clerk on March 24, 1997, and served in that capacity until her retirement. According to Simpson, she was responsible for processing, “probably tens of thousands of reports,” and handled, “just as many public records requests.”
Rose was recognized as the Support Staff Employee of the Year in 2004.
Simpson personally thanked Moore and Rose for their, “dedication to the Office of the Sheriff over the last 23 and 25 years, and more importantly, to the citizens that we serve each and every day.”
Simpson concluded by saying, “So, on behalf of the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office, we congratulate you on your retirement and. Enjoy yourselves as you begin the, ‘every day is Saturday’ part of your lives.’”
Simpson presented each of the women with a Distinguished Service Award, honoring their long careers with the Sheriff’s Office.
Moore and Rose were also presented with proclamations from County Commissioners Adam Craft and David Haber — Resolution 276, and Resolution 275, proclaiming and recognizing both Moore and Rose on their careers, service, and retirements.
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