Deputy Ward Bates

Smyrna Middle School

I have been policing since 2006 and became a SRO in 2009. I coach Archery and football as well as participate in community events that involve Smyrna Middle. I assist with student council to feed the homeless. I attend Lighthouse Baptist Church and serve in there student ministry. I served in the Marine Corp for 8 years and then became a Drill Sgt. for the Army. I have 14 years total of military service. I believe in treating our students as the young adults they are and giving them the respect and attention they deserve.