This week’s employee highlight is Sheriff’s Deputy Jon Wilson. Wilson moved to Scott County in January of 2018 and is coming up on his 2-year anniversary of being a Scott County Deputy. He had always been interested in working in law enforcement and says that he has wanted to be a police officer for as long as he can remember. Since the law required officers to be 21 years old, Wilson decided to enlist in the military as a police officer so that he could begin his law enforcement career earlier. He now serves the Scott County area as deputy by responding to both emergency and non-emergency calls and transporting prisoners to the Scott County Judicial Center. He also enjoys doing traffic control for the schools in the mornings.
Wilson was nominated by Sheriff Tony Hampton for always doing his job with excellence and integrity. Hampton says that Wilson is always smiling when he is both on and off duty, and everyone loves having him around to bring even more smiles to coworkers and citizens alike. Wilson’s goals for his position are to continue to work hard and prove himself to citizens as a leader and protector. Eventually, he would like to become a supervisor for the department by continuing to serve as best as he can in every new position he is put in. He says that it is an honor and a privilege to serve Scott County, and it means everything to him to be able to do so. Wilson says that serving as deputy for our county “…gives [him] purpose and a reason to get up every morning. There is nothing else [he] would rather do.”