From Abbeville Police Chief Eric Blakenship FACEOOKRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Apr 02 2021 12:45 AM
So there was a little article that Rickey Stokes posted on his website www.RickeyStokesnews.com last night about me being at work even after I took the day off. I guess he posted it cause I was at the office last night at 10p as he was bonding out a subject that our agency arrested. Well that made start thinking...(yes, I know that’s a bad thing)
I was always told that “If you love what you do you will never work a day in your life” and yes I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m a Workaholic but I have been blessed to have never “worked” a day in my life. I Loved working with the Echo Fire Department, loved being Fire Chief. I Love Farming, I love the outdoors and I love growing food to feed America. I Loved working with the Sheriffs Office and running a Swat Team, Loved working with the State. I Love having Echo Bravo Solutions and being able to help train officers and my community on how to protect themselves, their families, and fellow officers.
I Love my Job as The Chief of Police for the City of Abbeville. I consider myself blessed to have a full staff of great guys who make coming to work fun and enjoyable. I consider myself blessed to have a Mayor and City Council who are supportive of law enforcement. Lastly I am blessed that I live and have been able to grow up in Henry County with some of the most incredible people I’ve ever met. It’s an honor to Serve You!
So in summary, Rickey thank you for letting everyone know I’m working, but I didn’t realize I was working! I was just doing what I love and I will continue to do it! However if you don’t see me at the office I have a Family that I Love too and they need a little of my time! ?