Sergeant Fred Berke Receives the Commissioner’s Public Safety Award
(Paulding County, GA) On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Sergeant Fred Berke, who works in the Juvenile Division at the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, was awarded the Paulding County Board of Commissioner’s Public Safety Award. Sergeant Berke was awarded the Commissioner’s Public Safety Award for his exemplary service to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. Sergeant Berke has been employed with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office for twelve years.
In addition to his exemplary service, Sergeant Berke works diligently with both our Criminal Investigations Division and our School Resource Officers helping to connect the dots when crimes are committed by young people. Sergeant Berke has been instrumental in assisting and working with the Juvenile Court and the District Attorney’s Office as he has expertise in gang crimes and activities. Sheriff Gulledge remarked, “Fred is relentless when it comes to investigating juvenile crime, he is definitely one of the best. We are extremely proud of the job that he does for the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Paulding County.”
Sergeant Berke was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Board of Commissioners along with a “Dinner for Two” Gift Card from Texas Roadhouse. On hand to present the award was: Standing First Row (L-R): Detective Sean Lipstreu, Lieutenant Starry Kilgore, Lilliam DeJesus (Sergeant Berke’s wife), Sergeant Fred Berke, Sheriff Gary Gulledge, and Sergeant Lenny Carr. Standing rear row (L-R): Post 1 Commissioner Ron Davis, Post 2 Commissioner Sandy Kaecher, County Attorney Jayson Phillips, Commission Chairman Dave Carmichael, County Administrator Frank Baker, Post 3 Commissioner Chuck Hart, and Post 4 Commissioner Brian Stover. Congratulations to Sergeant Berke and thank you to Texas Roadhouse for the generous donation of the gift card!