Editor’s note: Throughout 2021, we will profile a firefighter, first responder or law enforcement officer each month.

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Kenji Dorsey serves the community with tireless devotion.

“One of my biggest fans is a little girl from Antioch Christian Church,” Dorsey said. “I met her during one of my details. I got to go to her birthday a couple of weeks back, and she dropped off cookies recently.” 

After nine years in the U.S. Army, a career in law enforcement was a natural progression for the Oconee native, who wanted to continue serving his fellow citizens. 

Dorsey worked in Greene County for a little over two years before coming to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. In Oconee, he first served as a jailor before becoming a patrol officer. Last month, he was promoted to the rank of corporal, so he now works as an assistant shift supervisor. 

Cpl. Dorsey is not the only family member serving as an Oconee first responder. His sister, Krista, is a volunteer firefighter with Oconee Fire Rescue. 

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