Actually there was another, Tommy Barnes. He is now the Deputy Chief of Lumberton Police Department and resign from Tabor City because of small town politics. In terms of his law enforcement career it was probably one of the best decision that he made. The chief your speaking of, Roy Norris, did not quit because of small town politics, he quit because of health conditions. He is now a civilian assistant for the detective division at the Columbus County Sheriff's Department.
I do agree with you on the rank. I think they hand it out like candy over there and you'd figured that the Chief of Police would be more prepared for court instead of showing up in an Hawaiian style shirt....
As for the chief working for DMV, your correct, he did work and retire from NCDMV. He was a DMV Inspector, which are sworn law enforcement officers. They are the investigative wing of the DMV. Like the NC Highway Patrol they deal with Chapter 20 violations of the NC General Statues.
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