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At the heart of every successful team lies individuals who embody dedication, compassion, and a relentless drive to serve others. Meet Dezarae “Dez” Crowe-Byrne, the invaluable Floyd County Jail Administrative Assistant and Event Coordinator who has been a beacon of support and kindness since joining the team on July 2, 2012.

Dez manages a myriad of administrative tasks while also taking charge as the Event Coordinator. Her role extends beyond administrative duties, as she plays a pivotal role in organizing and executing events, ensuring everything runs smoothly for both colleagues and attendees.

Dez’s journey into law enforcement wasn’t a predetermined path but rather a fortuitous opportunity presented by fate. Unsure of her career direction, she found herself back in county government, working at the Floyd County Auditor’s office. It was during this time that the former sheriff approached her with an offer to join FCSD. Intrigued by the prospect of aiding others, Dez seized the opportunity, unaware of the profound impact it would have on her life.

When asked to describe herself, Dez’s humility shines through. While she may shy away from self-praise, those who know her best would attest to her unwavering compassion, generosity, and selflessness.

For Dez, the most fulfilling aspect of her role is the ability to make a positive difference in people’s lives, especially during their most challenging times. Whether it’s providing support to families in distress or receiving gratitude from former inmates whose lives she’s touched, these moments fuel her motivation to persevere, even in the face of adversity.

Her career aspirations are simple yet profound – to continue doing what she loves. Dez’s dedication to her work and the lives she impacts is a testament to her unwavering commitment to service. Dez’s guiding principle, instilled by her beloved Mamaw, revolves around treating others with the same kindness and respect she would expect in return. This mantra serves as a compass, guiding her through even the toughest days.

When she’s not on duty, Dez enjoys a variety of hobbies, including camping, attending concerts, and spending quality time with her family and close friends. Her interests also extend to true crime shows/documentaries and the original CSI series, reflecting her fascination with the intricacies of law enforcement.

To those considering a career in law enforcement, Dez emphasizes the importance of passion and integrity. She encourages aspiring professionals to stay committed, work diligently, and remain steadfast in pursuit of their goals.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Dez is a devoted mother to her almost 16-year-old son Brayden. She met her husband during her tenure at the department, and together they share their home with four beloved dogs.

While Dez may not have come from a law enforcement or military background, her dedication to serving others and making a difference is unparalleled. She thrives on learning and supporting her colleagues, embodying the true spirit of teamwork and community.

Dezarae “Dez” Crowe-Byrne is more than just an employee – she’s a shining example of compassion, resilience, and unwavering dedication to making the world a better place, one act of service at a time.