PANAMA CITY – State Attorney Jerry Hill was honored alongside State Attorney Willie Meggs, Second Judicial Circuit, for 32 years of public service as State Attorney.
Both Hill and Meggs were elected in 1984 and are retiring at the end of this year. They were presented with the Eugene Whitworth Memorial Award for outstanding leadership by the Florida Prosecuting Attorney’s Association at their annual conference in Panama City Beach on Tuesday.
“I will tell you that being a Florida prosecutor has been the career of a lifetime,” Hill said upon accepting the award, “and I simply want to say thank you for allowing me to be part of it.”
The inscription on the Eugene Whitworth Memorial Award says: In recognition of outstanding leadership, achievements and contributions to the criminal justice system. For faithful service to your circuit, community and citizens of the state of Florida. Your leadership will serve as an example for those who follow.