Detective Becky (Johnson) Porter began her career as a Franklin Police Officer on March 17, 1986. Porter worked as a Patrol Officer for four years before becoming a D.A.R.E. Officer, teaching elementary and middle school children in Franklin about the danger of drugs and alcohol for the next six. In 1996, Porter was promoted to Detective. Throughout her 20-year assignment to the Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, Detective Porter specialized in cases impacting children and victims of domestic violence.
At a formal ceremony today at 2pm, at Police Headquarters, Franklin Police Officers, City Officials, and community members will honor the service and commitment Detective Porter displayed throughout her 30-year-career as a Franklin Police Officer.
“The Department is proud of Detective Porter’s dedication and years of service,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “Her work has touched many lives. She will be missed.”
Detective Porter said that she looks forward to spending more time at home with her husband, Lee, and settling into her most exciting ‘assignment’ yet: grandma. Becky said she will use some of her new free time to participate more in her church, and is already exploring new opportunities to attend bible studies, work with kids in her congregation, and participate in her church’s community outreach programs. The Department’s loss is Sumner County’s gain, as Detective Porter will begin driving a school bus in the fall.
“I’ll never forget hearing the speech of a young man in my son’s class,” said Porter. “He shared the sentiment; you won’t care how much I know until you know how much I care.” Porter said that this sentiment epitomizes her feelings as a career police officer – one who has dedicated her life to helping abused children and their families.
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