RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - FOX 54 took a deeper look into former Richmond County deputy, Jason Cunningham's records. 

Cunningham was arrested and charged with the murder of 37-year-old Nicole Harrington after an eight-hour-long standoff with authorities. 

According to the personal records obtained, despite resigning after two failed drug tests, Cunningham's service record with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office is made up of a long list of accolades. 

Cunningham who's also known as "Moose" to his friends and colleagues served over ten years with the Sheriff's Office. 

In 2008, he was acknowledged by Sergeant William Steptoe who highlighted his character by saying, "Cunningham reflects the personal standards of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office." 

In 2015, Cunningham was also recognized for bringing a peaceful outcome in the arrest of a kidnapping suspect. It stated he used minimal force and returned an unharmed child back to her mother.

Back in 2017, Cunningham was recognized by Sheriff Roundtree for his prompt actions and dedication to duty. It led to the arrest of a suspect that committed unlawful acts across the eastern U.S.

Within his service records are also several employee performance evaluation reports. One stated that Cunningham had a good working knowledge of his job and continued to train new deputies as a field training officer.

FOX 54 will continue to follow the case of Jason "Moose" Cunningham as it moves through the criminal justice system.

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