Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association honored state House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) with a 2017 Defender of Public Safety award this week, calling him “a strong advocate for the pursuit of justice” and advancing the legislative priorities of the law enforcement organization.
Sheriff Carson H. Smith, Jr. of Pender County, president of the association, said Speaker Moore “took a leadership role” in law enforcement issues and “as a result, our sheriffs are better equipped to protect the lives, liberties and property of North Carolina’s citizens.”
Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman also issued a statement recognizing the impact of Speaker Moore’s commitment to law enforcement officers in his home district:
“Cleveland County’s citizens and law enforcement agencies are extremely fortunate to have such a strong advocate for the pursuit of justice representing our county and district,” Norman told the Shelby Star.
Moore released a statement expressing appreciation for the award and members of the law enforcement community who serve in an advocacy role for their fellow officers:
“I want to thank the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association for their service to law enforcement in all 100 counties,” Moore said.
“It’s an honor to work together on behalf of the brave officers who put their lives on the line to protect our local communities.”
Read more about the award in the Shelby Star.