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Sheriff Larry Smith (from left), Investigator John Partlow, Investigator Noel Martin and Bill Mack, resident agent in charge at the Tyler office of the U.S. Secret Service, were on hand for Monday’s commendation ceremony.

Two Smith County Sheriff’s Office investigators were honored for their contributions to the law enforcement duties of the U.S. Secret Service.

Investigators John Partlow and Noel Martin were commended in a Monday ceremony by Bill Mack, resident agent in charge of the Tyler office of the Secret Service, according to a news release.

Partlow was acknowledged for his work in investigating wire fraud, skimming and counterfeiting cases in Smith County. His work often assists law enforcement agencies in Texas and across the country, according to the sheriff’s office.

Martin was recognized for his efforts in working with physical evidence regarding skimming and counterfeiting cases. He has helped multiple law enforcement agencies in the Northeast Texas area, the release stated.

“The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is extremely proud of the efforts of these two dedicated law enforcement professionals,” the news release said. “We are also extremely grateful to the United States Secret Service for recognizing their service.”

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