Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy Amber Giltz is named Officer of the Year by the Macon Exchange Club. Deputy Giltz was recognized today at the Exchange Clubs meeting.

On August 8, 2015, Deputy Giltz and another deputy answered a call at the Rosa Jackson Center to meet with an investigator with the Department of Family and Children Services in reference to a case involving a woman and her teenage son that were homeless at the time. With the possibility of the mother and child being separated under the current circumstances, Deputy Giltz wanted to do something to help keep the mother and son together.

Deputy Giltz talked with the DFACS worker and asked if the child could stay with his mother if she could find them a place to stay. The DFACS worker agreed that this would be ok. Deputy Giltz contacted the Daybreak Center, which provides services to homeless people in our area. She also contacted local hotels until she found one that had a room where the mother and her son could stay. This enabled the child to continue attending school while the mother worked out a long term plan for lodging. Deputy Giltz received donations from some of her co-workers. She also spent some of her own money for the room and groceries for the mother and her son.

Deputy Giltz’s act of kindness and compassion in reaching out and helping this family in need is the type of selfless act which happens more than we know in law enforcement. Bibb County Sheriff David Davis and the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is proud of Deputy Giltz and feel this award is well deserved for the kindness and compassion she displays in her duties as a law enforcement officer.