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   I am the son of previous small business owners in Pittsboro.  My parents owned a small grocery store in Pittsboro until it closed in the 1970’s.  Although both of my parents are now deceased, I grew up watching my parents serve the community by operating this small business.   I observed my parents treat everyone fairly, respect everyone and serve all with compassion.  My parents not only wanted to serve their customers, they wanted to develop a friendship with them.  It is through these observations growing up that I developed a passion for serving my community and others.   I have continually used the skills that my parents exemplified throughout my career and life.

     I have been in law enforcement for over twenty- nine years and have been a volunteer firefighter for over thirty- two years.  I am currently the Police Chief of Pittsboro and have been for the past four years.  Prior to being the Police Chief, I have been a Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Investigator and Lieutenant of Special Investigations at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office. My passion for law enforcement led me to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice & Criminology from Mount Olive College in 2011. Throughout my career I have continually sought education and training in law enforcement. In fact, I am an instructor for Basic Law Enforcement Training and love to share my experience and knowledge with training cadets.   I won’t inundate you with all my accomplishments in this information page but if you would like a detailed list, please check out my training page!

     I am a lifelong resident of Chatham County and currently reside in Pittsboro with my wife of over twenty-five years, Janet. Both of us attended Chatham County Schools and graduated from Northwood High School.   We have two children, Morgan and Owen.   Both of my children attend schools in Chatham County and participate in activities that are offered here in Chatham.  Our family enjoys both the beautiful landscape of the area as well as all the wonderful people who are part of this great community.

 As Sheriff, I will use the simple principles that I learned as a child along with my training and experiences to lead the Sheriff’s Office. Thank you for your support on May 8th in the Democratic Primary!

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