On Friday the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office held a pinning ceremony for newly elected Sheriff Mike Miller, along with 15 other BCSO officers. Miller was the first to receive his pin, which was put on him by his wife, Amy Miller and his family.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to carry on this ceremony,” Mike Miller said. “I want to thank my family who has supported me through this endeavor and who has spent many nights and days without sleep and everything else as we’ve done this. It’s almost been a year since we’ve been traveling this road and we’ve seen the success that’s come through it.”

Miller also thanked the former Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown, who retired at the end of his previous term. Miller looked at Brown as a mentor for the last 24 years.
“He’s meant a lot to me,” Miller said. “It’s one thing to have a boss, but it’s another to have a friend. That’s the relationship that Sheriff Brown and I had in the past.”

Miller also thanked Major Ricky Gardner for his support, as well as the rest of the BCSO family. In addition, he recognized the families of the officers for their support of the sheriff’s office and allowing its staff to do what they do.

-For more information, see the Jan. 8 edition of the Smith Mountain Eagle-

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