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The Northampton County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard listens to speakers this evening. They are wearing black bands across their badges to remember the late Woodland police Chief Don Ryan and Sergeant Meggan Callahan, a correctional officer in Bertie County who was fatally assaulted by an inmate last month. The Northampton County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard listens to speakers this evening. They are wearing black bands across their badges to remember the late Woodland police Chief Don Ryan and Sergeant Meggan Callahan, a correctional officer in Bertie County who was fatally assaulted by an inmate last month. rrspin.com

Roanoke Rapids police and officers from other jurisdictions paused to honor fallen comrades this evening at a ceremony moved to LLoyd Andrews City Meeting Hall due to inclement weather.

Thus far this year, 47 officers have died, a number up 31 percent over last year, Roanoke Rapids Chief Chuck Hasty said.


The ceremony was to be held at the Fallen Officers Memorial at Centennial Park, which was dedicated last year.
The memorial honors fallen city police officers Clifton L. Massey, Lieutenant William Edward Vaughan and Sergeant Calvin Edward Daniel.
E.C. “Fats” Warren, who is retired from the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, was the guest speaker this evening.

 

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