Farris and Rigney leave sheriff department

Posted By | August 30, 2012 12:00 am

Bobby Farris

Patrick Rigney

Two more law enforcement officers have left the White County Sheriff Department recently and Sheriff Oddie Shoupe says that this is another example of officers leaving because they are not getting the pay and benefits that they should be receiving.
According to the sheriff, deputies Patrick Rigney and Bobby Farris have both accepted positions outside of White County. Rigney was reportedly offered a law enforcement position in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Farris reportedly accepted a position at Southeastern Tennessee State Regional Correctional Facility in Pikeville.
Two officers have been hired to fill the open positions left by Farris and Rigney. Sheriff Shoupe says that Donnie Qualls, who has been a correctional officer in the jail, has filled one position, and Steve McQueen of east Tennessee has filled the other.
Shoupe says that he hired someone outside of White County because “we didn’t have qualified applicants inside the county, and I will only take the best.”

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