Sheriff John Cottle would like to publicly thank Mr. Robert Coleman for seven-years of volunteer work at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Coleman applied under the Sheriff’s Welcoming In Senior Helpers (WISH) program established in 2006.
“Mr. Coleman has not missed many Tuesdays in the past seven-years,” said Sheriff Cottle. “He plays an essential role processing our Racial Profiling cards into the database and his work is greatly appreciated.”
When asked about his data processing skills, Mr. Coleman attributes it to his U.S. Service days. Coleman was drafted in the Army in the 1950’s and served in the Army Occupation of Germany for two-years. “The Army went through each soldier’s file looking for unique skills and when they came across mine, they saw I learned how to type in high school,” said Coleman.
Coleman plucked for special assignments and quickly moved through the ranks all of which he attributes to learning how to type in high school. Today, Coleman spends eight-hours every Tuesday at the Sheriff’s Office donating his time and telling fascinating stories of years past.
“The county and Sheriff’s Office is blessed by the faithful hands of volunteers,” said Sheriff Cottle.
Mr. Coleman also volunteers his time with a local grief support group to help citizens cope with the loss of a spouse.
Sheriff Cottle continues to expand the WISH program.