Hometown Hero: Tommy Warren

By: Anna Smithson
By: Anna Smithson

Your Warren County court rooms have been filled with a hard-working, understanding and fun loving bailiff who has been helping to keep order in your court.

He has given himself and his time unselfishly for nearly twenty years now.

Tommy Warren has been keeping the Warren County court rooms in order for nearly eighteen years with his calm personality and his outstanding talent. However at the end of the month he will say goodbye.

“The one thing I am going to miss the most, is usually before court I come up and we’ll be getting ready for court ... he’s got a ukulele that he plays and he’ll go up and down the hallway playing his ukulele and be singing,” said Sonya Corder, Circuit Bench Clerk.

At the end of January, Tommy Warren will retire from court security. Over the years, Tommy has taught many lessons, one which one young attorney at the time and now circuit judge, can recall very easily.

“If I was getting angry about something, he would come over to me and settle me down. ‘Stop ... think about what you’re doing,’ and he’s done that for a lot of young attorney’s,” said Steve Wilson, Circuit Court Judge.

He’s simply known as the guy who helps things running a little more smoothly at the workplace.

“Day to day operations, he pays attention to what’s going on, keeps order in the court room ... he’s also a great resource to those of us who haven’t been around quite as long as he has to draw on his knowledge of the courts and how it operates,” said Randy Hargis, Court Security Supervisor.

Tommy was unaware until this morning that he was this week’s Hometown Hero.

“No, I didn’t know it. My reaction was, I didn’t know what everyone was going to say, especially Judge Wilson. He’s liable to say anything,” Tommy said.

Tommy Warren will celebrate his eighteenth anniversary with the Warren County Court Security, Jan. 31, 2007.

On this day, he will also say goodbye and retire to what he said has been a great family to work with. He said he does plan to come back to visit and if they are lucky he will bring the ukulele for old time sake.

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