Sheriff’s retiree honored


Donald K. Smith, known as ‘Smitty’ by his fellow officers, was honored by the Sampson County Board of Commissioners Monday night for his years of service. Smith recently retired from the Sheriff’s Office after serving more than eight years with the department, since September 2007. Chairman Billy Lockamy, left, and Commissioner Harry Parker presented a plaque to Smith, who was also praised by Sheriff Jimmy Thornton. After a career with the state prison system, Smith went to Basic Law Enforcement Training in 2006 before going on to the Sheriff’s Office, where he served in the Detention Center, road patrol and in the civil office. ‘We’re certainly going to lose a good man,’ the sheriff said. ‘I was proud he decided to come work for us. Smitty we appreciate you.’


Donald K. Smith, known as ‘Smitty’ by his fellow officers, was honored by the Sampson County Board of Commissioners Monday night for his years of service. Smith recently retired from the Sheriff’s Office after serving more than eight years with the department, since September 2007. Chairman Billy Lockamy, left, and Commissioner Harry Parker presented a plaque to Smith, who was also praised by Sheriff Jimmy Thornton. After a career with the state prison system, Smith went to Basic Law Enforcement Training in 2006 before going on to the Sheriff’s Office, where he served in the Detention Center, road patrol and in the civil office. ‘We’re certainly going to lose a good man,’ the sheriff said. ‘I was proud he decided to come work for us. Smitty we appreciate you.’

Donald K. Smith, known as ‘Smitty’ by his fellow officers, was honored by the Sampson County Board of Commissioners Monday night for his years of service. Smith recently retired from the Sheriff’s Office after serving more than eight years with the department, since September 2007. Chairman Billy Lockamy, left, and Commissioner Harry Parker presented a plaque to Smith, who was also praised by Sheriff Jimmy Thornton. After a career with the state prison system, Smith went to Basic Law Enforcement Training in 2006 before going on to the Sheriff’s Office, where he served in the Detention Center, road patrol and in the civil office. ‘We’re certainly going to lose a good man,’ the sheriff said. ‘I was proud he decided to come work for us. Smitty we appreciate you.’
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_retiree.jpgDonald K. Smith, known as ‘Smitty’ by his fellow officers, was honored by the Sampson County Board of Commissioners Monday night for his years of service. Smith recently retired from the Sheriff’s Office after serving more than eight years with the department, since September 2007. Chairman Billy Lockamy, left, and Commissioner Harry Parker presented a plaque to Smith, who was also praised by Sheriff Jimmy Thornton. After a career with the state prison system, Smith went to Basic Law Enforcement Training in 2006 before going on to the Sheriff’s Office, where he served in the Detention Center, road patrol and in the civil office. ‘We’re certainly going to lose a good man,’ the sheriff said. ‘I was proud he decided to come work for us. Smitty we appreciate you.’
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