Bobby Waits says his friends mean a lot to him, so when they awarded him Jailer of the Year, he was very pleased.
"It's quite on honor to be chosen out of a hundred and twenty-three people who are all friends and peers," he said.
Waits isn't so much a surprise winner. He has been one of the top three nominees for the past five years for this 13-year-old award.
Campbell County Jailer Greg Buckler, who received the award last year, echoed Waits' sentiments about what an honor it is to be recognized by the other jailers.