Thank You to these long-time DA Employees

The Nashville District Attorney’s office recently said goodbye and ‘Happy Retirement’ to two long time employees.

Wilma Buchanan stepped down after serving an astounding 49 years in the DA’s office.  ‘Ms. Wilma’, as she was affectionately called, began her tenure as a receptionist in 1973 and went on to serve in a variety of leadership roles for three different elected District Attorneys.

Also retiring recently was Assistant District Attorney Deb Smith.  General Smith served the people of Nashville for 29 years in the DA’s office.   She is credited with co-founding the Cherished Hearts program, which has helped hundreds of victims of human trafficking find a better life through this innovative, rehabilitative initiative.  General Smith has served in countless leadership roles in the DA’s office, most recently as Team Leader for the General Sessions Division.

We thank both of these fine employees for their combined 78 years of service to the District Attorney’s office and the people of Nashville, and wish them a very happy retirement.