(NASHVILLE, TN), March 12, 2013 — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) was recently recognized by the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association for his public safety efforts, particularly in helping to alleviate county jail overcrowding. Yager received the “Outstanding Initiative Award” at the group’s winter Expo held in Nashville.
In accepting the award, Yager praised the work of the sheriffs. “This is certainly an honor,” he said. “I have tremendous respect for our sheriffs and their staff in working to keep Tennessee safe. It has been an honor to work with them and I look forward to continuing our efforts to reduce crime, curb drug abuse, and make Tennessee a safer place to live.”