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A New Start? Sheriff Fired Captain Who Beat Him In Primary

A New Start? Sheriff Fired Captain Who Beat Him In Primary

Associated Press

November 14, 2010

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff who lost a Democratic primary to his captain fired his subordinate after the captain won the general election.

Cleveland County Sheriff Raymond Hamrick fired Capt. Alan Norman and three other deputies involved in the sheriff-elect’s transition team, in part because they drove department cars to interview employees for the new administration.

Hamrick told The Star of Shelby he was just enforcing department policy. Hamrick got just 2 percent of the vote in the primary that Norman won.

Norman and the three deputies said they were shocked when they were fired Friday. Norman takes over as sheriff Dec. 6.

Copyright © 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


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    Collegecop_WA

    over 3 years ago

    2380 Comments

    What a petty chickens**t thing to do to someone. I would bet my retirement that Sheriff Hamrick has bent or broken a few department policies when it suited him in the past

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    It sounds like the good citizens did the right thing in voting this clown of a sheriff out of office. I hope these officers hire a good lawyer and go after this clown.

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    Gombino

    over 3 years ago

    2658 Comments

    politics suck.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Sour Grapes Big Time

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    Tetra021

    over 3 years ago

    492 Comments

    Wow...

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    Fiveobobo

    over 3 years ago

    1950 Comments

    Talk about your hissy fits! Everyone knows why he lost now. Just enforcing department policy? What a goob!!

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    Stealth4387

    over 3 years ago

    188 Comments

    Wow. Maybe that's why he lost the election!

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    bumperdog831

    over 3 years ago

    264 Comments

    very sore loser

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    ill_taze_u_bro

    over 3 years ago

    2846 Comments

    Sore looser

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    SkoolCop

    over 3 years ago

    4534 Comments

    It looks like Sheriff Hamrick didn't like the outcome and just picked up his ball and left and likewise believes that he can make up rules along the way out of a matter of convenience. Fired the Captain and the deputies for what? Sounds like he needs to take a closer look at the Police Officer's Bill Of Rights. You can bet on it that come January, if not sooner, all that were fired will be back on the job with full pay, benefits and back-pay. With only 2% of the vote, Sheriff Hamrick doesn’t appear to be very popular and should just retire or resign.

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    dhuitt

    over 3 years ago

    222 Comments

    What are things coming to when you can't even man up to something? Jeesh. How flipping childish and unprofessional. Here's a can of man, suck it up Hamrick.

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    gramps

    over 3 years ago

    26 Comments

    My cousin was elected the new Sheriff and non of the deputies nor the Sheriff now will give him the time of day. He is just waiting for January when he is sworn in and takes over and look out, the changes they are a coming. The deputies now had better behave because they work for the conveniance of the Sheriff.

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    Sheriff_1

    over 3 years ago

    8026 Comments

    Small town politics. Typical stupiditiy

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    AKangel

    over 3 years ago

    4950 Comments

    WOW!

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    Avacop310

    over 3 years ago

    476 Comments

    Sore looser much?

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