KCSO

COTA

CLASS 150

Congratulations to our newest members of the family. Graduates from Correction Officers training Glass 150 are ready for their posts! We are extremely proud of these young officers and are excited to watch their law enforcement Career begin. 

Awards and Recognition

Throughout the training program, the recruits are evaluated by training staff to recognize those who stand out and show excellence in certain attributes.  COTA 150 had three officers receive these awards.

Sheriff Spangler shaking hands with male COTA graduate receiving award

Officer Joseph Rees was awarded the Most Improved Officer award for class 150.  This award is given to an individual from each COTA class selected based on improvement in their physical training, attitude, academic work, willingness and determination to continue to improve. Awesome job Officer Rees, we congratulate you!.

Performing outstandingly in the academic courses required for training, Officer Bethany Oglesby was awarded the Angela Payne Academic Award.  This award is in honor of fallen officer Payne who served KCSO proudly and honorbly.  The individual is selected based on obtaining an outstanding level of proficiency in the academic courses of COTA.  This award includes a $500 scholarship from Bethel University.  Great work and congratulations Officer Oglesby!

Sheriff Spangler shaking hands with female COTA graduate receiving award
Sheriff Spangler shaking hands with female COTA graduate receiving award

Officer Bethany Oglesby was also awarded the Tim Debord Award, being selected as The Outstanding Officer of their class for demonstrating outstanding character and integrity, persistence, dedication to fellow Cadets and the Organization, character, professionalism, and leadership qualities. These qualities assist in their individual success and help bring the class together as a team.  Congratulations again, Officer Oglesby!

Harper Lang demonstrated outstanding proficiency in physical fitness attributes throughout the COTA academy.  From day 1, Officer Lang was seen exemplifying outstanding performance improvement in all categories of physical fitness.  Some of the benchmarks for physical training include 1.5 mile run, 300 meter, sit-ups, push-ups, bench press and vertical jump. Keep up the hard work and congratulations, Officer Lang!

Sheriff Spangler shaking hands with male COTA graduate receiving award

Awards and Recognition

Throughout the training program, the recruits are evaluated by training staff to recognize those who stand out and show excellence in certain attributes.  COTA 150 had three officers receive these awards.

Sheriff Spangler shaking hands with male COTA graduate receiving award

Officer Joseph Rees was awarded the Most Improved Officer award for class 150.  This award is given to an individual from each COTA class selected based on improvement in their physical training, attitude, academic work, willingness and determination to continue to improve. Awesome job Officer Rees, we congratulate you!.

Sheriff Spangler shaking hands with female COTA graduate receiving award

Performing outstandingly in the academic courses required for training, Officer Bethany Oglesby was awarded the Angela Payne Academic Award.  This award is in honor of fallen officer Payne who served KCSO proudly and honorbly.  The individual is selected based on obtaining an outstanding level of proficiency in the academic courses of COTA.  This award includes a $500 scholarship from Bethel University.  Great work and congratulations Officer Oglesby!

Sheriff Spangler shaking hands with female COTA graduate receiving award

Officer Bethany Oglesby was also awarded the Tim Debord Award, being selected as The Outstanding Officer of their class for demonstrating outstanding character and integrity, persistence, dedication to fellow Cadets and the Organization, character, professionalism, and leadership qualities. These qualities assist in their individual success and help bring the class together as a team.  Congratulations again, Officer Oglesby!

Sheriff Spangler shaking hands with male COTA graduate receiving award

Harper Lang demonstrated outstanding proficiency in physical fitness attributes throughout the COTA academy.  From day 1, Officer Lang was seen exemplifying outstanding performance improvement in all categories of physical fitness.  Some of the benchmarks for physical training include 1.5 mile run, 300 meter, sit-ups, push-ups, bench press and vertical jump. Keep up the hard work and congratulations, Officer Lang!

Sheriff Tom Spangler

Knox County Sheriff's Office

Knoxville, TN

Tom Spangler, Sheriff