Courthouse Security Lieutenant Franky Whitlock promoted

to rank of Captain

"It is with great pleasure that I promote Lieutenant Franky Whitlock to the rank of Captain with the Meriwether County Sheriff's Office. Franky is a true public servant with over 30 years of law enforcement experience and over 21 years of faithful service to the citizens of Meriwether County. Franky is a very dependable employee that takes the time to put others' needs above himself. He goes out of his way to help when no one is looking. He is very humble and has a compassionate heart. Franky ensures that all of the needs or the courthouse are handled with expediency. When the courthouse doors are closed he makes himself available to clear roadways during storms, monitors area businesses at closing time and assists the shifts with calls for service. I know that Franky will continue to perform his duties will the same level of diligence with this promotion for years to come," Sheriff Smith said.

April 16, 2018


On April 12, 2018 Sheriff Chuck Smith held a promotional pinning ceremony in the Meriwether County Courthouse for a veteran employee of the Meriwether County Sheriff's Office.


Courthouse Security Lieutenant Franky Whitlock was promoted to the rank of Captain.

Sheriff Smith had Barbara Binion, Franky's mother, pin the Captain badge on during the ceremony. Captain Franky Whitlock's pinning ceremony was attended by courthouse staff along with former retired M.C.S.O. colleagues that Franky worked with and for. Retired Sheriff Dan Branch, Captain Marie Branch, Major Pomp Favors and retired GSP Trooper Bobby Beall were in attendance. The ladies from the courthouse provided refreshments for those in attendance and they consider Franky a true friend.