School resource officers, others highlighted in annual ceremony

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

* Sept. 29: 19 local, county law enforcement officers to be honored

ROCKINGHAM — School resource officers, said Brenda David, are the first line of defense when it comes to safety in Richmond County schools.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Deputy Dabrielle McMillian, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, is honored Tuesday in Rockingham.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Deputy Dabrielle McMillian, of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, is honored Tuesday in Rockingham.

So it was her honor, and others, to recognize the work of those who work in Richmond County schools and other area law enforcement officers in an hour-long ceremony Tuesday afternoon at First United Methodist Church in downtown Rockingham.

The event is an annual celebration of community impact as David, of Alcohol and Drug Services, and others bestow the  Enrique Camarena Award to public safety officers in Scotland, Hoke, Richmond and Moore counties.

According to its website, Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS) is a nonprofit organization that helps to reduce the impact of substance abuse in the community through providing prevention and treatment services to individuals and families impacted by addictive disease. ADS has a commitment to excellence. It is the organization’s goal to provide the individuals and families we serve with compassion and support through offering the highest quality services.

Among the honorees:

Hamlet Police Department: Scott Waters, Ann Gooselin and Resource Officers Chief Marc Terry, stationed at Hamlet Middle School, and Sgt. Ricardo Leak.

Rockingham Police Department: John Haywood, Curtis Freeman and Resource Officer Steven Pittman, stationed at Richmond Senior High School;

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Marc Terry, chief of Richmond County Schools Special Police, is recognized Tuesday during an event to recognize law enforcement officers' impact on public safety.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Marc Terry, chief of Richmond County Schools Special Police, is recognized Tuesday during an event to recognize law enforcement officers’ impact on public safety.

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office; Deputy C. Robinson, Chief Deputy Mark Gulledge, Deputy Chris Smith, Deputy Dabrielle McMillian, Deputy Clyde Smith, Capt. Mike Burns. Lt. Jeff Millen, Lt. Jeff Starlign, Capt. Jay Childers and Det. T. Rucker;

Community Corrections: Ashely Brower, Rickey McNeal and Frank Kundinger.

Others recognized Tuesday for service to community included Tiffany Newton, Sharon Harris, J.C. Watkins, Sarado McKenzie and Timothy Newton.

 

 

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