Rusty is a life long native of Stephens County. His parents are Richard and Anne
Fulbright. He has two brothers, Richie and Rocky Fulbright, both of Toccoa. Rusty
graduated from Stephens County High school class of 1988.
He is married to Kimberly Hicks Fulbright, wife of 23 years. Kim also graduated from
Stephens County High School. They have two daughters, Brianna & Gracie, both of
whom graduated from SCHS. They also have one son, Rob, who is currently a Junior
at SCHS. The family attends the Pointe Church here in Toccoa. All 3 kids have been
athletes since they started walking, and Rusty spent their early years coaching
softball, baseball and football at the Stephens County Recreation Department and
Toccoa Little League.
Rusty began his 21 year law enforcement career as a jailer at the Stephens County Jail in 1990. In 1991, Rusty became a certified peace officer in the state of Georgia after graduating the 102nd class of the Northeast Ga Police Academy.
Throughout his career, Rusty has served in the capacities of Jailer, Uniformed Patrol Deputy, Drug Task Force Agent and Criminal Investigations. Rusty obtained over 1200 advanced training hours earning certifications including Master S.W.A.T Level III in 1998, and is an Honor's graduate of both the State of Georgia Crime Scene Technician program (2000) and the Criminal Investigations program (1998). Rusty was commended in 2000 by the FBI for his exceptional service to the public. Rusty was recognized as the Tri-State Law Enforcement Officer of the year in 2014.
Rusty’s supervisory roles have included Jail Supervisor, Patrol/Traffic Unit Commander, Drug Task Force supervisor, Criminal Investigations Division Commander and Special Response Team (SWAT) Commander.
Rusty is a graduate of the Toccoa-Stephens County Adult Leadership Program, and has taken courses in business and economics from Toccoa Falls College.