Heath Owen

Detective Sgt. Heath Owen was awarded Officer of the Year and presented a plaque by Mayor Andy Arnold.

LaFayette City Council met Monday, Dec. 9, and gave out several awards, some of which are given out annually.

Mayor Andy Arnold presented a plaque for Officer of the Year to Detective Sgt. Heath Owen.

Every year the Police Department nominates someone for Officer of the Year based on their job performance.

“Heath Owen is being honored for his service to the department and for his service to the citizens,” Arnold said.

“He has had a spectacular year,” Police Chief Bengie Clift said.

Mary Catherine O’Bryant is a reporter for the Walker County Messenger in LaFayette, Ga., and the Catoosa County News in Ringgold, Ga.

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