December 21st, 2022 – 5:40 PM
Floyd County Police Department –
Two senior investigators have been honored for their empathy and teamwork in solving a murder that initially began as a missing person report in Armuchee this year. Their work in that case makes them Officers of the Year for 2022. Investigators Misty Pledger and Brittany Werner were presented the award by police department command staff during the annual holiday celebration at the police department. The case began in the spring when police were contacted by a citizen who had not spoken to his sister in quite a while. The investigators followed up at the woman’s home which was shared with her grandson. Suspecting foul play, Pledger and Werner interviewed the grandson and obtained a confession that pointed them to a freezer where the missing grandmother had been stowed away for several months. Pledger is a 10-year veteran of the police department and Werner has six years of experience.