RICEVILLE, Tenn. (June 22, 2018) – The state’s 31 District Attorneys have recognized state Sen. Mike Bell (R–Riceville) with the Guardian of Public Safety Award.
The Guardian of Public Safety Award is given to a legislator who recognizes the necessity of protecting our citizens and takes action to advance public safety.
“Senator Bell is keenly aware of the public safety issues faced by Tennesseans on a daily basis. He has taken action, by his support of legislation initiated by the District Attorneys Conference, to provide stronger protection to elder and vulnerable citizens and to child victims of sexual abuse, as well as to punish drug dealers more severely,” said Jerry Estes, Executive Director of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference. “He is a committed leader and is more than deserving of this award.”
Bell serves District 9, which includes Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk counties, in the Tennessee State Senate.
Photo is of Senator Mike Bell and District Attorney General Steve Crump