By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Born and raised in South Georgia, newest Sheriff’s Deputy, Daniel Dukes now calls Madison home. Dukes graduated from the North Florida Community College Police Academy in 2009. He has been in the reserves for the Sheriff’s Department since June 2010. While on reserves he worked in dispatch. On July 1 Dukes joined the Madison County Sherif’fs Department.
“After I met the Sheriff, I knew that was who I wanted to work for. All of the guys I work with are really nice and we get along really well. That makes it easier to get up and go to work every morning. I trust them. It is just a laid back and enjoyable place to work,” Dukes said.
When asked why he wanted to work in law enforcement, he explained, “I have always wanted to work in law enforcement. I wanted the opportunity to help people and to earn the public’s trust. Madison is a great place to work because it is rural and spread out enough that you don’t spend your entire day sitting in one spot. There is no where else I would want to go.”
“I like everyone I have met. Madison is just very down-home and easygoing. That was a huge part of my final decision to come here was how nice all of the people were. I wanted to get away from home, I am from Adel, Ga., but not too far away. I spent my whole life growing up right outside of Hahira, Ga. So Madison is not too far from home.” Dukes and his fianceé will make Madison their permanent home after their wedding in October.