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Thank You Deputy Olen Dorman For Your Service


Deputy Olen Ray Dorman

Deputy Olen Ray Dorman

End of Watch 01/15/2020

Thank You Big "O" for your service to the citizens of Hempstead County.


For the past 28 years Olen Dorman has served the citizens of Hope and Hempstead County by serving as a Reserve Police Officer and Deputy Sheriff. Olen began his Law Enforcement service in 1992 by attending the first reserve police officer training I taught. He served the Hope Police Department from 1992 until 2009.


In 2011 he was appointed as a Reserve Deputy for the Hempstead County Sheriff's Office Olen Continued to serve until January 15, 2020 the day the lord called him home.


I am at a loss of words of what this man has meant to my family and the Law Enforcement Community in Hempstead County.


While full time officers receive a salary for their services Reserve Officers do not receive a salary and perform the same duties a full-time officer for the love of their community and fellow man. And to do it for 28 years says a lot about what kind of person Olen was.


Olen's commitment to his church, family, friends, and community will be greatly missed and can't be replaced. It has left a great void in the Hempstead County Sheriff's Office.


We can rest easy knowing that he is in heaven with our lord Jesus and will forever be our guardian angel.


Rest easy 633, we will take it from here. Deputy Olen R. Dorman End of Watch 01/15/2020.



With Great Respect,

James A. Singleton, Sheriff

Hempstead County, Arkansas