LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office announced on Thursday that their deputy sheriff, Steven Cooley recently received a national honor.
According to Lt. Sean Smith, Cooley won "The Daily point of Light" award. Cooley is a minister and a United States Army veteran, whose work in Duluth earned the award for him. He started the STRAP program, which teaches life skills and offers mentoring for young men who have been in trouble with the court. STRAP is run by volunteers in the community.
To honor Cooley, Smith said there will be a presentation on Friday at the Gwinnett County Court Annex Building at 1:00 that afternoon. The certificate that will be given to Cooley is signed by former President George Herbert Walker Bush, who established the award.
During his time as president, Bush awarded over 1,000 for volunteering to solve problems in their communities.