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File #: 20-441    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/4/2021 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 1/26/2021 Final action:
Title: A Request to Adopt a Resolution to Award a Service Sidearm to a Retiring Police Chief PURPOSE: Police Chief Walter Horton will retire from the Town of Carrboro Police Department on February 1, 2021 after approximately 27 years of service. The Police Department would like to award Chief Horton his service sidearm to recognize his dedication to duty and his service to the Town of Carrboro. The Town Council is requested to adopt by resolution, Town staff's recommendation to award the service side arm to Chief Horton.
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A Request to Adopt a Resolution to Award a Service Sidearm to a Retiring Police Chief

PURPOSE:  Police Chief Walter Horton will retire from the Town of Carrboro Police Department on February 1, 2021 after approximately 27 years of service.  The Police Department would like to award Chief Horton his service sidearm to recognize his dedication to duty and his service to the Town of Carrboro.  The Town Council is requested to adopt by resolution, Town staff’s recommendation to award the service side arm to Chief Horton.                

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DEPARTMENT: Police     

 

CONTACT INFORMATION: Captain Chris Atack, 919-918-7407     

 

INFORMATION:  As a certified law enforcement officer within the State of North Carolina, Chief Horton has the right under NCGS 20-187.2 to request that he be allowed to purchase his on-duty handgun from the Town.  He has made such a request.  The Council has traditionally awarded service sidearm to retiring officers free of charge.  Based upon the action taken by the Town Council for previous retiring police officers, Town staff recommends that the Town Council award Chief Horton his service side arm.      

 

FISCAL & STAFF IMPACT: The value of the handgun is $250.00           

 

RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends that the Board approve the attached resolution.