Perrin honored after 29 years of service to Blount County

Sgt. Eric Perrin, left, shakes hands with retired Blount County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Don Boring during a reception in Perrin’s honor.

Photo by Marian O’Briant

Sgt. Eric Perrin, left, shakes hands with retired Blount County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Don Boring during a reception in Perrin’s honor.

A veteran Blount County Sheriff’s deputy recently retired after almost 30 years on the job.

Sgt. Eric Perrin had 29 years with the Sheriff’s office, having begun his career in Blount in 1981 under Sheriff L.B. Sutton. A true patrolman at heart, Sgt. Perrin spent his entire career in patrol and worked his way up to sergeant, public information officer Marian O’Briant said.

Prior to beginning his full-time career here, Perrin worked as a Sheriff’s office reserve field deputy for several years. During the course of his career, Perrin earned two service awards.

“Sgt. Perrin is a good man and a great patrolman,” Sheriff James Berrong said. “He will be sorely missed here. We wish him every happiness.”

A reception was held recently in Perrin’s honor and former Chief Deputy Don Boring came to congratulate Perrin. Boring served as chief deputy at the sheriff’s office from 1989 to 1999 and then again as interim chief from 2004 to 2004. He began his career with the Maryville Police Department.

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