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Guarding the governor
Joe Patterson works to ensure Gov. Haslam's personal safety
Photo courtesy Jennifer Donnals/ Governor's Office-Gov. Haslam and Sgt. Joe Patterson chat during the governor's visit to Walland to examine wildfire damage on Nov. 23, 2016.
It makes for a unique set of job requirements.Law enforcement experience is expected. Military training is preferred. A willingness to jump between the governor and any source of trouble is mandatory.That’s the job of Warren County native Joseph Patterson, a sergeant with the state’s Protective Services Division.