Like many of our local leaders, Jerry Lawson wears many hats while serving our communities. Sheriff’s deputy by day, Mayor for the City of Luttrell in the evening. Lawson began serving as mayor on July 1, 2019 and has made some large strides in a short amount of time. Although the position of Mayor, which is the Chief Executive Officer of the municipality, may conger images of administrative office work only, the job bears a lot more responsibility than presiding over meetings—although that is an important aspect of the position.
Union County Sheriff's Office
For as long as he can remember, Union County Sheriff Billy Breeding has wanted to go into law enforcement.
Perhaps that's because his father made a career in law enforcement. When Breeding was growing up in Maynardville's Green Acres subdivision and later on Hines Creek Road, his dad was a law enforcement officer of many stripes, including the first salaried police officer for the city of Maynardville, an arson investigator, work for the Tennessee fire marshal, and a criminal investigator for the Union County Sheriff's Office.