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Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey announces retirement

Posted May 11, 2016

Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey

— Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of May.

Godfrey will celebrate his 65th birthday later this month and said he's looking forward to spending more time with his family.

"I have devoted approximately 43 years of my life in law enforcement serving the citizens of Moore County and the state of North Carolina," Godfrey said in a statement. "I have had a very rewarding career and look forward to enjoying retirement."

Godfrey thanked his staff and residents for their support during his nearly three years as sheriff.

"I want to thank my staff for the outstanding job that they are doing serving the citizens of our county," Godfrey said. "I know the sacrifices that they make in order to get the job done and sincerely appreciate them for all that they do.”

Godfrey was promoted to sheriff in June 2013. Prior to that, he served more than 10 years as the chief deputy of the sheriff's office.


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