Mock recognized as officer of week

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Andalusia Police Department’s “Officer of the Week” is Patrol Officer Cole Mock. Officer Mock, a resident of Geneva County, has been employed at Andalusia Police Department since 2014. He is currently working under the direction of Sgt. Anthony Hattaway on D Shift, which is supervised by Lt. Timothy Stallworth. Officer Mock has more than six years of law enforcement experience in the areas of patrol, corrections, and served as a deputy sheriff. With a family history in law enforcement, Officer Mock never considered any other profession. With his father, who had served as a deputy sheriff and a brother employed as a law enforcement officer in the Dothan area, Mock says “it’s in my blood.” Officer Mock said serving and helping others has always been a true passion of his and feels that it was his calling.

0809-copWhen asked what was his favorite day/night to work, Officer Mock stated that Saturday nights were his favorite shift to work.  Besides daily Bible studies and devotionals, going to the gym is his favorite hobby. He grew up attending Samson High School but when asked to choose his favorite high school football team, between Andalusia and Straughn, he chose Andalusia. Officer Mock is a proud University of Alabama football fan.

He said if you wanted to cook him his favorite meal, it’d have to be Southern – he loves fried chicken, collard greens, mashed potatoes, and homemade biscuits. His long-term goals are to continue his employment at Andalusia Police Department where he plans to grow and improve his policing abilities and he hopes to one day run for Sheriff of Geneva County.

Officer Mock offered the following advice to anyone wanting to join the law enforcement community, “Stay humble, be swift, have trust that others have your back, show no fear and never take the job home with you.Law enforcement is more than just a job, not just a career, but a lifestyle and a calling. It’s a true blessing to put on the badge and an excellent feeling when you helped someone to a better life.”

“Andalusia Police Department has been blessed with having a young man as dedicated and passionate as Officer Mock,” said Chief Paul Hudson. “In his time in law enforcement he has overcome some of the hardest battles that most of us will never face in our careers. What he has shown each of us at Andalusia Police Department, is if you set your mind to succeed, put your faith in the Lord to get you through the toughest of times, you can overcome and achieve anything you set your mind to. We’re proud to have him as a part of our LEO family and look forward to many more years with Officer Mock.”