Cedar Bluff, AL

Sgt. Chris Vaughn recognized at Cedar Bluff Town council meeting

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During the June 13th, 2022 Cedar Bluff Town Council meeting Sgt. Chris Vaughn was honored for his hard work and service to The Town of Cedar Bluff. Sgt. Vaughn passed away April 1st, 2022 after suffering medical issues while on duty. Sgt. Vaughn’s wife, two sons, his brother, and his parents were present at the meeting. The council voted to retire Sgt. Vaughn’s badge number 202 from service in his honor.

After the retiring of badge number 202, Chief Brody Moses gave some background on meeting Sgt. Vaughn while at The Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy in January 2009. Chief Moses also commented about Sgt. Vaughn helping him coach basketball and baseball for their children. Chief Moses went on to tell those in attendance that Sgt. Vaughn was highly respected by all members of law enforcement in the area.

Chief Moses said, “He is the reason most of us are here. That is the reason I came over here to Cedar Bluff.” After Chief Moses’ remarks, Sgt. Vaughn’s wife and two sons were presented with a plaque in his honor. Officer Wynn also came forward and presented memorial bracelets to Sgt. Vaughn’s wife and sons. Officer Wynn then spoke about his appreciation for Sgt. Vaughn and his hard work and sacrifice.

Sgt. Vaughn’s brother also brought K-9 Jagger to the meeting to be recognized as well. K-9 Jagger was handled by Sgt. Vaughn since 2016. Chief Moses read a letter previously written by Sgt. Vaughn requesting K-9 Jagger be retired. After the letter was read, Chief Moses presented a plaque in honor of K-9 Jagger. K-9 Jagger will be with Sgt. Vaughn’s family after retirement.

During the meeting, the council also approved modifications to the basketball court in the town park. The court will be expanded from 50’x50’ to 70’x50’ and will be painted in honor of Sgt. Vaughn. The basketball goals will be replaced, and benches will be placed around the court. $6,500 was raised for the project, and the town council voted to add another $1,000. A monument at the court in Sgt. Vaughn’s honor was also approved to be placed in the town park by the newly renovated court.

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