Oolitic Town Board Approves Hiring Deputy Marshal And Reserve Officer

(OOLITIC) – The Oolitic Town Council approved the hiring of Andrew Tillett as deputy marshal and John Potter as reserve marshal during Monday night’s meeting.

Between the two they have more than 14 years law enforcement experience.

Andrew Tillett is sworn in as Oolitic Deputy Marshal on Monday night.

“I have worked for the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department for about five years, serving on the SWAT team, K-9 officer; I had the option as a drug detective and decided on being a K-9 officer,” said Tillett.

“I lived here and love this place and love Jon Jefferies. He is a great guy to work with. When I worked for the sheriff’s department I knew he had my back,” Tillett added.

John Potter is sworn in as Oolitic reserve officer Monday night.

John Potter joined the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department in 1997 as a dispatcher, then served as a road officer in 1999, graduating from the 145th Law Enforcement Academy with honors. He is an instructor and firearms instructor as well as a training officer. He left the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department in 2007.

The swearing in ceremony will mark Jessica Staggs’ last act as clerk-treasurer Monday night. Staggs will begin her new role as Lawrence County Auditor on January 1, 2021.

“I knew they needed help and love this town, and so I agreed to help,” said John Potter.

Both officers were sworn in following the meeting Monday night at the Oolitic Fire Station. This will bring Oolitic’s police force up to full strength.