Sam Isaac retires as deputy sheriff with 34 years of service

Sgt. Sam Isaac and wife Carzella Isaac enjoy a private moment at Isaac’s retirement gala.

Sgt. Sam Isaac of Forkland, AL was honored by family and friends for 34 years of service in the Greene County, AL Sheriff’s Department. Isaac’s retirement gala was held Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the Eutaw Activity Center
Isaac served as a deputy sheriff under the administrations of eight county sheriffs, beginning his tenure in 1977 under Sheriff Thomas Gilmore and continued serving through current Sheriff Joe Benison.
Special tributes were presented by the Greene County Commission, the Greene County E-911 Communication District, the Towns of Eutaw and Forkland, longtime colleagues from the sheriff’s department as well as family members, church members and friends.
Rev. Joe Webb lifted Sgt. Isaac for taking young boys, including Webb’s son, under his tutelage as part of the New Gospel Singers group. Isaac engaged the youth at the annual Black Belt Folk Roots Festival as well as at other gospel music venues.
To the delight of all present, Sam Isaac, who is known for his melodious voice, was asked to lead other family vocalists and youth singers in song as part of the retirement gala.
Sgt. Sam Isaac’s special recognition day concluded with humble words of appreciation from him and his wife, Mrs. Carzella Isaac. Everyone present shared good food and fellowship.

Pictured with Sgt. Sam Isaac (far right) are brother Johnny Lovell Isaac, and sisters Veronica Isaac and Beverly Tyree. On behalf of the Isaac family, they presented Sgt. Isaac with a special tribute in recognition of his contributions to Greene County, his family and his church.


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