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Sheriff’s Office Honors Volunteers

Bettina Deynes and Sheriff Dana Lawhorne thank volunteer James Reeves for his dedication. Reeves is one of several volunteers from Alfred Street Baptist Church who provide services to inmates.

Bettina Deynes and Sheriff Dana Lawhorne thank volunteer James Reeves for his dedication. Reeves is one of several volunteers from Alfred Street Baptist Church who provide services to inmates.

The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office paid tribute to its volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 25. More than 200 volunteers provide assistance and outreach to inmates at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center, offering religious services, Bible study, substance abuse recovery programs, tutoring, yoga and even musical instruction.

Approximately 60 volunteers attended the luncheon inside the Faith Activities Center at First Baptist Church. Bettina Deynes, the new human resources director for the City of Alexandria, gave the keynote speech and then joined Sheriff Dana Lawhorne in presenting each volunteer with a certificate of appreciation and a gift.