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Sheriff-Elect Creel selects Lt. Morrison as new Undersheriff

Wakulla County Sheriff-Elect Charlie Creel announced Friday, Nov. 16 that Lt. C.L. “Trey” Morrison will become the WCSO’s newest Undersheriff when Creel takes office on Jan. 8, 2013.

Image “I want to congratulate Lt. Trey Morrison on his selection as the new Undersheriff,” said Sheriff Donnie Crum. “I am sure he will do an outstanding job for Sheriff-Elect Charlie Creel.”
After the Nov. 6 General Election, Sheriff Crum invited Sheriff-Elect Creel to come to the WCSO and spend as much time as he wanted to get to know the operation before he takes office in January. Creel was happy to accept the offer.

“Everybody is happy now but the true test is if they are still as happy as they are now in a year,” said Lt. Morrison. “If they are, we’ll be doing alright.”
Sheriff-Elect Creel said the days following the Nov. 6 election have been a whirlwind. “All in all it’s been good,” he said. “I have received thanks and congratulations from a lot of people.”

Both Sheriff Crum and Sheriff-Elect Creel said they want to unite Wakulla County and try to heal some of the divide that has been a part of the county in recent years.

“It was very gracious of Maurice to call me the night of the election and congratulate me on the victory,” added Creel.

“Maurice is a good man and Charlie is a good man and I look forward to Wakulla County getting behind Charlie as he begins the challenge of operating the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Crum. “It is a hard job to be asked to do more with less money.”

The 43-year-old Morrison is the son of Wilhelmina and Clarence Morrison and the younger brother of Sarabeth Jones and Mina Sutton.

A product of the Wakulla County School System, Morrison graduated from Wakulla High School in 1987. He also has degrees from Tallahassee Community College and Lively Law Enforcement Academy where he became correctional officer certified in 1991.

He was hired by the WCSO in 1991 as a certified correctional officer in the detention facility. He became law enforcement certified through Lively Law Enforcement Academy in 1992. Morrison was transferred to the road patrol division of the WCSO.

Lt. Morrison was promoted to sergeant and served in the narcotics unit. He also served as a lieutenant and captain in the road patrol division. After being assigned to the detention facility in 2005, he took a voluntary demotion to return to the road patrol unit. He is currently serving as a lieutenant in the Criminal Investigations Division.

He served Wakulla County as a member of the SWAT team beginning in 2003 and as a qualified member of the Search and Rescue Dive Team since 2007.
His most recent accomplishment is the completion of the 2008 Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Leadership Academy at Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy. His wife, Lt. Sherrell Morrison, is a shift commander in the road patrol division.

 

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