In this video uploaded on the YouTube channel HonorYourOath, SSgt Guthrie of the Lowndes County Sheriffs Department exhibits the best qualities of a professional law enforcement officer. SSgt Guthrie enters the video at about 3:30 but you are encouraged to watch the entire video to get a full comprehension of the situation.
The following is an excerpt from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s website. SSgt Guthrie is a prime example of an officer adhering to the departments policy.
“The primary purpose of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is to maintain social order within prescribed ethical and constitutional limits, while providing professional and courteous law enforcement services. Our fundamental duties are to serve humanity; to safeguard the lives and properties of our citizens; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence; and to respect the constitutional right of all persons to liberty, equality, and justice. To attain this, the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office enforces the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limits of our authority and the constitutional rights of all persons.
The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without the support of the citizens that we serve. The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce and limit the opportunities for crime and to use the resources available to accomplish this goal.”