At a press conference held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 17, at the North Central Security Company offices in Lafayette, Jett Williams, joined by Chief of Police Jerry Dallas and Macon County Sheriff Joe Ferguson announced that they were pooling their efforts in these two events to benefit the children of Macon County. The "Jett Williams Law Enforcement Shootout," which is part of Macon County's Jett Williams Days, is in its second year. The proceeds from this event and the other Jett Williams Days events, which include a beauty pageant, softball tournament, and many attractions and music in Key Park on Friday, May 9th and Saturday, May 10th, go to providing scholarships for qualified Macon County students.
The "Shop With A Cop" program, which the Macon County law enforcement community took charge of last year, is a wildly successful Christmas present buying program where qualifying Macon County kids get to have a shopping spree at Wal-Mart, and they get to do it with a member of our fine law enforcement community and other volunteers.
The Jett Williams family of supporters are pleased and anxious to join our law enforcement community in raising money and otherwise supporting this fine program. Special thanks go to Chief Jerry Dallas and his entire staff including Deneshia Hesson. Likewise, we need to thank Sheriff Joe Ferguson and his staff for their complete cooperation. Also, we need to thank all the constables in Macon County and the Tennessee Highway Patrol for their continuing support. This is a union made in heaven and a labor of love--for the kids.
Additionally, On April 17, at the press conference, the announcement was made regarding the "Freedom Book" initiative where citizens can make their support known for our troops overseas. The Jett Williams family of supporters is going to distribute "Freedom Books" all over Macon County, at various business locations. Macon County residents and others are encouraged to "voice" their support for our service men and women in the Persian Gulf and across the world by signing one of the books or mailing a card to Jett Williams' Post Office Box 177, Harstville TN. 37074. The collected signatures will be transported to the base commander at Ft. Campbell and will be a small manifestation of our love for our freedom and our support for our troops abroad.