In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Retired District Attorney General William C. Whitesell, Jr. presented the Hometown Hero Award in memory of District Attorney General Guy R. Dotson, Sr. to General Dotson’s family. Accepting the award on behalf of their father were Bethe Dotson Becker, Ben Dotson, Greg Dotson, and Guy Dotson Jr.
“Hometown Hero Awards are presented to individuals who have dedicated their careers to making our community a better place for children to live and grow up,” said Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer. “We are grateful for their service to our community.”
General Dotson is remembered as an aggressive prosecutor and a strong advocate for crime victims. He was an outstanding mentor to many of the current assistant district attorneys. He was a selfless prosecutor who dealt with all people in a fair manner.
“General Dotson made our community a safer place for children and families,” said De Boer. “The Child Advocacy Center will forever be grateful to him for his outstanding service.”
Plans are beginning now for the 2019 Hometown Heroes Awards and the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children. Please contact Kristina Troglen at the Child Advocacy Center if you want to get involved in next year’s event 615-867-9000.