Retiring Third Judicial District Circuit Judge Kindall Lawson was presented Friday with a portrait that will hang in the Hawkins County Justice Center.
ROGERSVILLE — One of the few people within the Hawkins County government and law enforcement community who didn't know the circuit courtroom was being named after retiring Judge Kindall Lawson Friday was Kindall Lawson.
Lawson, who retires at the end of this month after nealry 40 years on the bench, didn't know what to expect when he arrived Friday afternoon for a retirement ceremony in the Circuit Courtroom that now bares his name.
The event turned into a bit of a roast as Lawson and a standing room only crowd were entertained with a few salty stories from his past as told by the witnesses, his friends and colleagues.
Lawson was then presented with a portrait which will be hung in the Justice Center in a location to be determined, as well as a plaque of appreciation from the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Ronnie Lawson (no relation) then surprised Kindall Lawson with a plaque dedicating the room as the "Honerable Kindall T. Lawson Circuit Courtroom.
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