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Cumberland Sheriff's Office announces staff changes

Posted December 19, 2013

Maj. Larry Trotter, chief jailer for the Cumberland County Detention Center

— The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is getting a new chief deputy.

Maj. Ennis Wright is taking the title starting Feb. 1. He replaces Chief Deputy Paul Hinson, who is retiring after 17 years with the department.

Hinson “has been more than a co-worker. He has been a true friend, confidant and leader,” Sheriff Earl “Moose” Butler said in a statement Thursday. “All of us at the Sheriff’s Office, and particularly I, as sheriff, will miss him.”

The vacant major position will be filled by Assistant Services Commander Myra Watson.

The Sheriff’s Office also announced a new chief jailer Thursday for the Cumberland County Detention Center. Maj. Larry Trotter replaces John McRainey, who died in October.

McRainey was wounded last year when his service weapon accidentally discharged as he put a bag, with the gun inside, into his vehicle. He was hospitalized for four months and never fully recovered.


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  • Jump1 Dec 19, 2013

    Good luck to each one.

  • bande118 Dec 19, 2013

    Congratulations to Maj. Wright. I have met him a few times and he has represented his dept and profession well. I felt he was destined for greater things.