Kevin Botts, Head of Support Services, for Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services will be retiring at the end of today.
Botts had over 32 years of government service before joining Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force (USAF) in 1977. His USAF career included training and assignments as an Inventory Management Specialist and as a Supply Systems Specialist. Mr. Botts was also selected for and successfully completed the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) Academy, where he received his badge and credentials as a Special Agent with AFOSI. He conducted criminal, fraud and counterintelligence investigations, as well as protective services operations (PSO) for high ranking dignitaries. Mr. Botts was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent and was relocated to AFOSI's Procurement Fraud Unit, Smyrna, GA, as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge. He retired in 2001.
Botts came to work for the fire department on May 2nd, 2005 as Logistics Manager. The following year he was promoted to Division Chief of Support Services.
A retirement ceremony was held yesterday afternoon to honor Botts. Botts, his wife, Anita, employees with the Support Services Division and Chiefs with the fire department gathered to thank Kevin for his 12 years of service to Cherokee County. Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, presented Botts with a “bugle” award. The bugle or speaking trumpet is a reference to a megaphone like device that was used in the early days of the fire service.
Congratulations to Kevin Botts on his retirement and our sincere thanks for your service to the employees of Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services and to the citizens of Cherokee County.