The American Legion presented a community service award to one of the most tenacious investigators from the  Floyd County Police Department to honor her leadership and Mentor relationships with young officers.

Sergeant Amy Nails was presented the recognition by the American Legion Post 136 from Lindale during a ceremony at the police department this week. She has also served as a shift supervisor on patrol on night shift.

“Her knowledge, experience, and tireless efforts have proven to be an asset,” said Major Jeff Jones, commander of the investigative division of the Floyd County Police Department.

One of the many examples of her work is the arrest of a child predator. Part of that investigation is still ongoing and reached across numerous jurisdictions. Some incidents as far away as New York. Her property crime investigations are Relentless and include a few serial burglary arrests.

 Sergeant Nails, who is not one for accolades, accepted the award with humility. “It is humbling to be thought of in this manner by such wonderful people, she said.

The veteran investigator has numerous commendations for service, many of which, describe her selfless work ethic and tenacity. In September 2021 she received a commendation for her work as a conflict negotiator when she talked a man down from a tall tree and convinced him to get help.