Floyd County Assistant District Attorney Steve Cox has been named `Assistant District Attorney of the Year for 2015` during the annual Summer Conference sponsored by the Prosecuting Attorneys` Council of Georgia. `I appreciate the confidence and support shown to me by District Attorney Leigh Patterson and my other colleagues in the office.` said Cox. `It`s a wonderful job where your mission is to do the right thing and help others. I particularly enjoy helping victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse-both children and adult victims.`

Cox has served as an assistant district attorney for 33 years, first serving in the Cherokee Judicial circuit before joining the staff of the Rome Judicial Circuit where he has worked for the past 28 years.

Rome District Attorney Leigh Patterson nominated Cox for the award and said, `Steve always goes the extra mile to ensure that the victim`s interests are brought to the attention to the court and the jury. He is sensitive to the needs of victims and displays the utmost professionalism in the courtroom.`

Cox additionally serves his community as a member of the Rome Exchange Club and is a former President of that organization. He is also a member of the Rome Floyd Child Abuse Protocol Committee as well as the Chair of the Rome Floyd Child Fatality Review Committee. Under his leadership, the Child Fatality Review Committee has won two state awards for recognition of their investigative team. Cox attends Westminster Presbyterian Church where he teaches Sunday school. He is married to Sheila Barron Cox. They have one daughter, Laura Cox, who is a meeting planner with the College Board and two rescued dogs and several cats.