Corporal Roberson’s service spanned 21 years under two sheriffs
The Rhea County Sheriff’s Department came together Monday to say goodbye to one of their own. Corporal Greg Roberson has retired after 21 years of service with the department.
Greg began his career in 1993 as an auxiliary deputy under Leon Sneed who was sheriff at the time. After serving for a while as an auxiliary officer, Greg knew that he wanted to serve the department full time. In 1996, he accepted a full time position with the department.
As time went on, he was promoted to Sergeant over the school resource officers. He said it was a great honor to work in the area schools and develop a rapport with the students. During the summer months when school was out, Greg would assist the department’s detectives in their investigations.
After Mike Neal took over the Sheriff’s Department, Greg was moved to road patrolman. The opportunity later came for advancement when the department received a grant for two traffic investigator positions. Greg received one of the positions, which he held right up until his retirement.
During his time with the department, Greg became certified as an Accident Re-constructionist, Dare Instructor, SFST Instructor, Radar Instructor, and an EVOC Instructor.
Greg said that the best part of his 21 years with the department was the ability to serve the citizens of Rhea County. Being able to give back to the community was a wonderful feeling. He stated, “I’ve had the opportunity to work with some great men and women in the department during these 21 years.”
During a retirement luncheon held on Monday January 23, 2017, Greg was presented with a plaque and his service weapon as a token of appreciation for his great service. Sheriff Neal and Chief Deputy Argo both expressed their appreciation for all the years of devotion that Greg has shown the citizens of this county.
Greg says he plans to enjoy his retirement by spending as much time as he possibly can with his children and grandchildren.