Reese named Honorary Police Sergeant

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photo by Kim Cameron | Tanesha Reese was given the title Honorary Police Sergeant by Kremmling Chief of Police Jamie Lucas. Mayor Grover Pryor awarded her the certificate earlier this week.
photo by Kim Cameron | Tanesha Reese was given the title Honorary Police Sergeant by Kremmling Chief of Police Jamie Lucas. Mayor Grover Pryor awarded her the certificate earlier this week.

Tanesha Reese visited her colleague and friend, Chief Jamie Lucas in Kremmling and earned the title of Honorary Police Sergeant with the Kremmling Police Department.

With 20 years of law enforcement experience and a Masters in Criminology, Reese has served as a court officer, deputy, school resource officer and master deputy.

She is currently a senior investigator in Columbia, South Carolina, Chief Lucas’ former home state. Chief Lucas commented they worked together on different cases for nearly seven years.

Reese currently tracks down fugitives involved in serious crimes. “We locked up 65 violent offenders already this year in seven weeks.”

She relishes her role with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department on the US Marshal Task Force as a special deputy that allows her to track criminals and help those who were victimized. “We help a lot of people. It is rewarding all the time. We take bad people off the street and give people peace of mind,” said Reese.

Technology is among her arsenal for tracking fugitives, but she also credits being able to “shake trees” in the task force’s success.

“I do the intel. We know everything. We will visit their house, their mama’s house, their baby mama’s house, their work, their cousin’s house,” she said of finding the criminals connections. “We do the homework first, so when we hit the ground, it is BAM, BAM, BAM. They have nowhere to go.”

Chief Lucas, familiar with the practice, chimed, “We would call this keeping it hot and use it to put the squeeze on those evading us.”
For her work, Reese has received many accolades over the years, and says being named as Honorary Police Sergeant, “Is awesome and takes the cake.”

Chief Lucas highlighted he wanted to recognize Reese for all the lives she has impacted positively and, “let her know that she is always a welcome presence in Kremmling.”

In fact, Reese was already able to assist Chief Lucas in finding a new cell phone number for a fugitive on an outstanding warrant from Grand County. “It took her five minutes,” said Chief Lucas.
“I didn’t come here to work, but it is just in my blood,” Reese laughed.

Reese assured Chief Lucas she would be visiting Kremmling in the near future to try her hand at fishing.

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