My fellow citizens. I write to you today to thank you for allowing me to serve you as your Sheriff for the past 12 years. On December 4th 2006 I took the oath of Office at the age of 31, the youngest Sheriff in the State of NC at that time. I held this designation for eight years.
I am very proud where we’ve come and of many things we have accomplished over the past 12 years. What I am proudest of are the good people who have worked so hard to make The Sheriff’s Office what it is and what it should be.
We have many dedicated public servants serving you every day in our Office from our command and administrative staff, detectives, patrol deputies, civil deputies, school resource officers, court bailiffs, detention staff and volunteers. They are where the rubber meets the road and they all do a great job for our Office and our County.
I thank all the members of our Sheriff’s Office team. I am very proud of them and honored to be able to lead such a fine organization of law enforcement professionals.
I would like recognize and thank the County Commissioners for the funding they have provided to the Sheriff’s Office over the years. Our Commissioners have been very supportive of our efforts and I truly appreciate their support.
I thank the County Managers and many other members of the County Government for the support they have shown our Office. They’re help and support is greatly appreciated.
I’d like to thank the leaders and members of the other law enforcement agencies in our county as well as other state and federal partners. Right now we have the best working relationship we have ever had and it shows and it is making a difference in the level of service provided to the public. All Carteret County citizens should be proud of all of their law enforcement agencies.
Most of all, I thank you the citizens of Carteret County. I could not be your Sheriff and do the job of Sheriff if you didn’t allow me to do so. Your trust, support and assistance over the past 12 years has been tremendous and has meant more to me and the Sheriff’s Office than you could ever know.
We have all come a long way together and I look forward to the future and continuing to serve you as your Sheriff.
Being your Sheriff has been, and continues to be, one of the greatest honors in my life.
Thank you so very much.