FIRST ON 3: Onslow deputy accepts job

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Submitted: Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:58pm
Updated: Thu, 03/28/2013 - 1:32am

ONLSOW COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — An Onslow County Sheriff’s deputy who resigned last week after an incident in North Charleston, SC, has accepted a new position with the department, according to news release.

Sheriff Ed Brown said he offered Culpepper a job in the county’s detention center after the incident. Culpepper initially said he did not want that job and tendered his resignation. Brown said the resignation was effective April 3.

Brown told WWAY earlier this week the offer was still on the table. In a news release, Brown said Culpepper this morning rescinded his resignation and agreed to accept the job as a deputy in the jail.


  • Guesttoo says:

    I think this is an elegant solution. Entirely possible that this was a good employee that let a situation get away from him when he was goaded into doing something stupid. Should the sheriff toss away all of the training/experience/knowledge that the tax payers have invested in this person, based on one incident?

    Or, should the sheriff take the person out of the situation that got him in trouble (car) and utilize his skills and knowledge elsewhere? I’m sure there are financial implications involved (should be, if not) and I think this addresses the situation very nicely.

  • Guest CommonTater says:

    Sheriff Ed Brown should be ashamed… but… he won’t be I’m sure.

  • formerdep says:

    Deputies in NC are not required to get psychological exams, only Police Officers

  • Guest 2012 says:

    I’m not. The thin blue line is a mile wide. I often wonder how many of the boys in blue (or brown) pass the psychological exam required to be hired in law enforcement. I remember when all an applicants for a law enforcement job filled out an application and was handed a badge and a handgun the same day. There was no academy training or psych exams. The ratio of good cops to bad cops appeared to be better before 1972 when the old cops were grandfathered in. In the 1970s, the BLET required for certification was 4 weeks and turned out some good cops. Now it is several months of boring and mostly unnecessary courses and is turning out some real dillies with shaved heads, designer sunglasses, and an ego that turns people off. How I wish that I could look up to them like I did when I was a kid. Alas, it is not to be.

  • Vog46 says:

    He won’t stop quick in front of a prisoner……..


  • Guest-o-matic says:

    Funniest one I’ve seen in a while!

  • ChefnSurf says:

    An officer with self control and anger problems has more opportunities for wrongdoing as a detention officer than he would have on the street. Abusive behavior of prisoners gets swept under the carpet all the time. Onslow County’s sheriff would be blamed if it got out that abusive behavior behind bars was the result of his decision. The sheriff wouldn’t want that to happen.

    Exclusive of the fact that he’s getting the “good old boy discount”, this is a serious, serious error in judgement on the part of the sheriff.

  • Leroy says:

    Right on brother Vog, right on.

  • Guest7969 says:

    Slow news day?

  • guesty says:

    Training and Standards has new paperwork for 2013 that must be filed when an officer leaves from a department. On that paperwork there now is a box that must be checked if the officer has or has not been under any investigation for the previous 18 months. The form also has to be notarized before sent to them. Culpepper may have learned he wouldn’t be running from this incident and he better keep the job he has. The two former officers from WPD that quit because of the vice “scandal” may be surprised to know their past will haunt them if they apply elsewhere.

  • ILM NATIVE says:

    to get the heat off him. Waited for the heat to die down and go into the jail and then in a couple of months he will be back on the road again. Lets see if this joker can hold his cool in the jail. This also shows the sheriff will tolerate anything.What a joke.

  • Bob says:

    Good ole boys system alive and well…you’ve got to love it. What if this idiot had caused a major accident when he slammed on his brakes on that busy road and someone‚Äôs child, wife, husband, etc. had been killed? I know people make mistakes but those in law enforcement should be held to a higher standard and this guy showed he has anger management issues and does not need to be on the job. It does not matter if the other guy provoked him or not; he was wrong to slam on brakes in front of that vehicle and he showed he does not have the public’s safety in mind. Onslow County, looks like it’s time to elect a new Sheriff!

  • Citizen of the Republic says:

    That will teach him.

    Was the new job posted so someone who is unemployed would have a shot at it, or just “the boys”?

  • B M says:

    this is plain wrong and proof the sheriff needs replacing, if this guy could not control his anger on a public highway he will be a pure butt in the jail setting, hopefully the county commissioners will step in, this deputy doesn’t even deserve a job at hardee’s flipping burgers

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