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2 complete Court Security School

(Submitted)  Deputy Joseph McCulley and Bailiff Rex Lynch have completed a Court Security School sponsored by the Roane County Sheriff’s Office. The course is required training for all appointed court officers. It is designed to train judges, sheriff’s, county administrators, county commissioners, district attorneys, bailiffs, clerks and other law enforcement personnel assigned to courthouse and courtroom security.

This 32 hour course provided training in various areas to include: Nature of Court Security Threats, Legal Issues in Court Security, Security Planning Procedures and Architectural Considerations, High Risk Trials, Weapons and Bombs, Protection of Personnel at Risk, Sequestered Juries and Public Information and Media, Defensive Tactics, Weapon Retention, and Scenario Based Training.

Deputy McCulley is following in his father’s footsteps as a court security officer. He is the son of Corporal John McCulley who passed away last year after a battle with cancer.

Bailiff Lynch serves in General Sessions Court for Judge Don Layton.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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