Long-time Lincoln Co Sheriff's Deputy retires after 42 years of service

Long-time Lincoln Co Sheriff's Deputy retires after 42 years of service

LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Sergeant with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office celebrated nearly 50 years of law enforcement service at his retirement reception Tuesday.

Sgt. Doyle Edwards served for the past 20 years in Lincoln County but served 22 years before that with other departments. He started his long-time law enforcement career after being discharged from the military in 1974.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office sent a press release on Thursday detailing Sgt. Edwards' impressive career:

Edwards was surrounded by co-workers, friends and family as he spent time reflecting on a job he is proud of and has loved for so long. The retirement reception was filled with laughs and tributes as Sgt. Edwards spent time thanking people and taking pride in the accomplishments he shared with his co-workers. In all it wrapped up 42 years of service in law enforcement.

"All of us here at the Sheriff's Office are going to dearly miss Doyle but we wish him much happiness on his well-deserved retirement," Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter said. "Doyle was truly dedicated to the profession over his entire career and leaves a work ethic here that will probably never be matched."

Sheriff Carpenter also presented Sgt. Edwards with a plaque recognizing his service to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

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