• 2010 Recipient of Bulloch County Sheriff's Office "Medal of Valor"

• 2011 Recipient of Georgia Sheriff's Association
  "Georgia Deputy Sheriff of the Year"

• 2011 Recipient of Proclamation from Bulloch County Commissioners,
  only Deputy to ever receive this recognition

• 2014 Recipient of Bulloch County Sheriff's Office
  "Meritorious Service Ribbon"

• 2017 Recipient of Georgia Sheriff's Association
  "Georgia Deputy Sheriff of the Year"

Deputy of the Year

Rey started his career with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office in June 2004 after serving in the U.S. Army for 13 years. He began his BCSO career as a Deputy Jailer and one year later moved to Road Patrol Division. He was honored with the Georgia Sheriff's Association "Georgia Deputy of the Year, for Valor" in 2011 in response to an "officer down" emergency.

Rey was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in May 2013 and served as a Road Patrol Supervisor, as a member of the Sheriff's Emergency Response Team and also in the BCSO Honor Guard.

Deputy of the Year


In 2017, Rey was awarded a Lifesaving Medal for his actions saving a 10-year boy after an ATV rollover accident. For his actions in this accident and his overall excellence, Rey was awarded his second "Georgia Deputy of the Year, for Professional Contribution" by the Georgia Sheriff's Association.


Rey responding to an ATV accident


During his 14+ years as a Bulloch County Deputy Sheriff, Rey was the only law enforcement officer in Bulloch County that translated Spanish to English, and he was often called upon at all hours of the day and night to assist with arrests, bookings and other departmental matters. Since leaving the BCSO in September 2018, Rey continues to serve as a Law Enforcement Officer outside of the county.

Statesboro Police Dept. acknowledgement

Rey's long career in law enforcement has not been in a single area, i.e. serving warrants for years at a time, or working courthouse detail for years at a time. He has worked as a Jailer, on Road Patrol, as a SWAT Team member and as a Supervisor of other deputies on work shifts. He has investigated crimes, testified in court, trained men and women under his command, locked up criminals, completed thousands of reports and, most importantly, put his life on the line to protect the lives of the public and his fellow law enforcement officers.

Deputy of the Year

Eric Pringle thanking Rey

Rey's many facets of duties as a Deputy Sheriff has given him a complete grasp and knowledge of what is necessary to become Sheriff of Bulloch County, and he is up to the task ahead of him. Once elected, he intends to make positive changes that will bring more prosperity to Bulloch County and the citizens that call our county "home".



Sheriff Lynn Anderson with Rey

"Rey will be the first to tell you that he is no hero. I will be the first to tell you that if he is not a hero, then I don't know what one is."
     – retired Sheriff Lynn Anderson

"His courage and bravery in facing down an armed gunman, who moments earlier attempted to murder a City of Statesboro police officer, exemplifies the core values we expect from our deputies. His actions at that time likely saved his life, those of other peace officers, and innocent citizens. I am very proud of Deputy Rodriguez and of the work he does for the Sheriff's Office and for his service to the people of Bulloch County."
     – retired Sheriff Lynn Anderson


"One of Rey's greatest assets is that he can go from zero to 100. He handles each call one at a time whether it's gunfire or a routine stop; he always just keeps going. He not only serves his community in law enforcement, but is also a U.S. Army veteran and continues to serve in the Reserves."
     – Sheriff Noel Brown

Deputy of the Year, 2017


Grateful for the recognition he has received, Rey defers the honor when accepting his awards to his family and co-workers for being his support system and states, "The Christmas cards and thank-you hugs are the moments you never forget, and this makes each effort worth it all".


Constituent's Thank You Note

One of Rey's most cherished pieces of law enforcement memorabilia is a note that was left underneath his patrol car's windshield wiper in 2016.



REY RODRIGUEZ'S LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER SPANS OVER 15 YEARS

  1. DEPUTY SHERIFF (outside of Bulloch County)
  2. September 24, 2018 – present

  3. BULLOCH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, SERGEANT
  4. May 25, 2016 – September 21, 2018

  5. U.S. ARMY RESERVE ACTIVE DUTY, MILITARY LEAVE
  6. April 24, 2015 – May 24, 2016

  7. BULLOCH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, SERGEANT
  8. May 28, 2013 – April 23, 2015

  9. BULLOCH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, CORPORAL
  10. July 25, 2011 – May 27, 2013

  11. BULLOCH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, DEPUTY SHERIFF
  12. July 25, 2005 – July 24, 2011

  13. BULLOCH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, JAILOR
  14. June 14, 2004 – July 24, 2005




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    Rey Rodriguez's Law Enforcement Continuing Education, courses & classes taken and passed

    Ongoing training is a part of most lawmen's lives, and these educational classes are all too familiar to Rey. Listed below are classes Rey has successfully completed over the past few years:

    1. A.L.E.R.R.T. – Terrorism Response Tactics Active Shooter Level
    2. ABUSE OF THE ELDERLY
    3. ADVANCED PISTOL TACTICS
    4. ADVANCED REPORT WRITING
    5. AIR AMBULANCE FAMILIARIZATION
    6. AT-RISK ADULTS
    7. AUTISM & DE-ESCALATION
    8. BACKUP WEAP0N TRAINING
    9. BACKUP WEAPON QUALIFICATION
    10. BASIC JAIL TRAINING COURSE
    11. BONDING PROCEDURES
    12. BUILDING CLEARINGS
    13. BUILDING POSITIVE COMMUNITY RELATIONS
    14. BUILDING SEARCHES
    15. C.P.R.
    16. C.P.R. ADULT & PED W/AED RECERTIFICATION
    17. CANINE PROTOCOLS
    18. CARRYING & POSSESSING WEAPONS IN GEORGIA
    19. CIVIL PROCESS
    20. CJIS NETWORK OPERATOR TRAINING
    21. COMMERCIAL VEHICLE INTERDICTION
    22. COMPUTER TRAINING
    23. COURT ORDERS
    24. COURT SERVICES
    25. CULTURAL AWARENESS
    26. DE-ESCALATION OPTIONS FOR GAINING COMPLIANCE
    27. DE-ESCALATION TECHNIQUES
    28. DEALING W/MENTALLY ILL/DIMINISHED CAPACITY
    29. DECISION BASED DRIVER TRAINING
    30. DEFENSIVE TACTICS
    31. DEPARTMENTAL ORGANIZATION
    32. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
    33. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: THE OFFICER'S RESPONSE
    34. DRIVER SIMULATOR TRAINING
    35. DRUG ENFORCEMENT TRAINING
    36. DRUG IMPAIRMENT TRAINING
    37. DUE REGARD
    38. DUI CASE PREPARATION & COURT PRESENTATION
    39. DUI/DWI DETECTION & STANDARD FIELD SOBRIETY TEST
    40. ELDER ABUSE
    41. ETHICS
    42. ETHICS & PROFESSIONALISM
    43. EVIDENCE & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
    44. EVIDENCE COLLECTION & PRESERVATION
    45. EYEWITNESS IDENTIFICATION
    46. FAMILY VIOLENCE
    47. FAMILY VIOLENCE UPDATE
    48. FIELD TRAINING OFFICER
    49. FINANCIAL IDENTITY THEFT & FRAUD
    50. FINGERPRINTING
    51. FIREARMS REQUALIFICATION & USE OF DEADLY FORCE
    52. FIRST AID (RED CROSS)
    53. FUNDAMENTALS OF PRELIMINARY INVEST
    54. GCIC INQUIRY TERMINAL OPERATOR CERTIFICATION
    55. GCIC SECURITY & INTEGRITY
    56. GEORGIA UNIFORM MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH REPORT UPDATE TRAINING
    57. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRAINING
    58. INSERVICE FIREARMS FIREARMS REQUALIFICATION
    59. INSERVICE FIREARMS JUDGMENTAL SIMULATOR TRAINING
    60. INSERVICE TRAFFIC/PATROL LASER
    61. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS
    62. INTERVIEWS AND INTERROGATIONS
    63. INTOXILYZER MODEL 9000 BREATH ALCOHOL TRAINING
    64. INTOXIMETER MODEL 5000 CERTIFICATION
    65. INTOXIMETER REFRESHER COURSE
    66. INTRODUCTION TO TERRORISM
    67. LAW ENFORCEMENT & ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS
    68. LEGAL UPDATES
    69. LEGISLATIVE & CASE LAW UPDATES
    70. LESS THAN LETHAL AMMUNITION
    71. LOW LIGHT FIREARMS TRAINING
    72. MENTAL COMMITMENTS & TRANSPORTATION OF MENTALLY ILL
    73. OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF
    74. OFFICER DOWN FIRST RESPONSE
    75. OFFICER SURVIVAL
    76. OLEORESIN CAPSICUM WEAPONS TRAINING
    77. ONE-MAN CAR PATROL TACTICS
    78. OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE GANGS - AN INTRO
    79. PATROL OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES AT A CRIME SCENE
    80. PATROL RIFLE QUALIFICATION
    81. PATROL RIFLE REQUALIFICATION
    82. PHYSICAL FITNESS
    83. POLICY/PROCEDURES
    84. POST SHOOTING EVALUATION
    85. PRECISION IMMOBILIZATION TECHNIQUE
    86. PRISONER TRANSPORT
    87. PROFESSIONALISM IN POLICE WORK
    88. PROJECT LIFE SAVER
    89. PROSECUTING ATTORNEY'S COUNCIL TRAINING
    90. PROVIDING SENSITIVE DEATH NOTIFICATIONS
    91. PUBLIC RELATIONS
    92. PURSUIT LIABILITY AND DUE REGARD
    93. PURSUIT POLICY
    94. RADAR OPERATOR TRAINING COURSE
    95. RADAR RECERTIFICATION
    96. RADAR REFRESHER
    97. RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
    98. RIFLE SKILL
    99. SEARCH AND SEIZURE
    100. SEARCH FOR WANTED & MISSING PERSONS
    101. SEARCHING MOTOR VEHICLES
    102. SECURITY AND INTEGRITY OF CHRI (Criminal History Record Information)
    103. SECURITY TRAINING
    104. SEMI AUTO TRAINING
    105. SEX CRIMES INVESTIGATION
    106. SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY
    107. SHOTGUN QUALIFICATION
    108. SHOTGUN REQUALIFICATION
    109. SOVEREIGN CITIZEN MOVEMENT
    110. START THE CONVERSATION
    111. STINGER SPIKE SYSTEM
    112. STUN GUN
    113. SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics)
    114. SWAT TRAINING
    115. TACTICAL FIREARMS SKILLS
    116. TACTICAL SHOTGUN
    117. TACTICAL TEAM OPERATIONS
    118. TASER ELECTRICAL DEVICE
    119. TASER X2
    120. TERMINAL OPERATOR INQUIRY CERTIFICATION
    121. TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT NETWORK TRAINING
    122. TRANSPORTING PRISONERS
    123. USE OF DEADLY FORCE
    124. USE OF FORCE
    125. USE OF FORCE & DE-ESCALATION OPTIONS FOR GAINING COMPLIANCE
    126. USE OF FORCE REPORTS
    127. VEHICLE PULLOVERS
    128. WATER ACCIDENTS & DROWNING



    Constituent's Thank You Note

    Constituent's Thank You Note

    Constituent's Thank You Note

    Constituent's Thank You Note