Jefferson County, AR (Wesley Carnicle) – JEFFERSON COUNTY, AR – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office joined Deputy Cleon Morgan in celebrating his retirement on September 30, 2020 after 10 years of serving the community. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the office held a virtual celebration via Zoom.
“I’m happy and sad at the same time,” said Morgan. “I’m happy because I am blessed to make it to this point and do other things in life, but I’m sad because I’ll miss law enforcement, my co-workers and serving the community.”
Morgan began his career with JCSO in 2010. He was dedicated to service in the Civil Division. In this division, he was responsible for serving and executing the various legal processes issued by the several non-criminal courts of the state and its subdivision and for the legal community and the general public. This division is also responsible for receiving, maintaining, and tracking all civil processes that comes to the Sheriff’s Office, which include Orders of Protection, Summonses, Subpoenas, Eviction Notices, and various Writs.
Civil/Warrants Lieutenant Anthony Craig described Morgan as a good employee and a friend to all. “I was glad to be his supervisor for 7 of the 10 years he worked with us. On the streets, he was known as Mr. Stop Sign because any time he witnessed someone run a stop sign, he would write them a ticket. I will miss Deputy Morgan.”
Chief Deputy Stanley James described Morgan as a very humble man who always displayed God’s spirit. “Deputy Morgan has shown endless love to his immediate family and his JCSO family. His presence at this office will be greatly missed.”
Due to medical reasons, Morgan made the decision to retire. He stated that he is trying to adjust to his new life without law enforcement.
“JCSO is my family. I have visitation rights, so I will be visiting regularly.”