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Two Long-Time Sheriff’s Office Deputies Retire

Kinnin Etheridge Retirement Photo(Paulding County, GA) On Thursday, November 8, 2018, a retirement reception was held in the Jail to honor the service of two longtime Paulding Deputies. Lieutenant Kathy Etheridge and Corporal Linda Kinnin were honored as they were surrounded by their friends, family, and co-workers. Together, Lieutenant Etheridge and Corporal Kinnin have over 42 years of service to the citizens of Paulding County. As of Friday, November 16, 2018, both will officially retire from service.
Lieutenant Etheridge began her career with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office on November 13, 1997, in the Detention Center. Lieutenant Etheridge has worked her way through the ranks and spent her entire career in the Jail. She is currently a shift supervisor where she helps oversee the day to day operations of the Jail. Throughout her career, Lieutenant Etheridge has been responsible for helping to train the majority of the Deputies who have worked at the Jail. Her positive impact will be lasting on the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office for years to come.
Corporal Kinnin began her career with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office on December 30, 1996, in the Detention Center. Throughout her career, she worked in the Court Services Division, the Transport Division, and then came back to the Jail Division later in her career. She is currently a shift supervisor in the Jail where she helps oversee her shift. Corporal Kinnin has also been a dedicated employee for many years.
Both Lieutenant Etheridge and Corporal Kinnin have been valuable assets to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office over the past two decades. Sheriff Gary Gulledge stated, “These two ladies have done an amazing job while they have been assigned in their various roles. There are probably not many other Deputies who know the Jail any better than the two of them collectively. They will be missed by everyone here!”
Now Lieutenant Etheridge and Corporal Kinnin will have plenty of time to spend with their family and enjoy life “After the Badge.” They will be sorely missed by the citizens they impacted and the co-workers they worked with every day. Congratulations to Lieutenant Etheridge and Corporal Kinnin on their much-deserved retirement!