Sgt. Chris Gilmore’s deep love for children has trickled over into his career at the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office; and parents, students, and teachers across the county are benefitting from it. Gilmore, a School Resource Officer who manages 12 other deputies, the nine-year department veteran puts professionalism, unmatchable energy, extraordinary effort, and heart into everything he does on the job. In addition to ensuring the safety of each public school in Cheatham, Gilmore works diligently to improve the relationships between local youth and law enforcement. Gilmore is actively involved in various local charitable causes, camps, activities, and events. He is also responsible for the county’s DUI checkpoints, saturations, and related grant monies. And he still somehow finds the time to be a hostage negotiator for the county’s SWAT Team and advocate for citizens through his position of county commissioner. Gilmore was recently awarded the department’s SRO of the Year for 2018.