Four times each year, the Gila County Attorney’s Office recognizes a member of the Gila County Law Enforcement community for their superior service in the prosecution of criminal matters. County Attorney Daisy Flores reviews numerous recommendations, but selects the officer that best illustrates an exemplary attitude and work ethic.
On July 6, Flores recognized Gila County Sheriff’s Office Det. Emmett Dickison as the Officer of the Quarter.
Dickison began working as a law enforcement officer in 1985. After training at the academy, he joined the Globe Police Department where he worked for several years as a patrol officer and then joined the Gila County Narcotics Task Force.
He was promoted to investigator, but decided to retire in 2000. Dickison found retirement too quiet and worked a short time at a private prison before returning to the hands-on work of law enforcement in June 2008 as a deputy. He became a detective in September 2008 where he investigates serious crimes in all areas including homicides, sexual assaults and violent crime.
His dedication to protect the community was shown best in his tenacious pursuit of three individuals who chased down a high school student north of Globe and beat him with a crow bar. After identifying two of the subjects, and reaching a virtual dead end, Dickison continued to investigate and interview witnesses and suspects until identifying the third subject.