Chief Catrina Thompson of the Winston-Salem Law enforcement Office and Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough Jr. of Forsyth County will be amongst the state’s best Black regulation-enforcement officers who are scheduled to meet Monday in Greensboro to mark Black Historical past Thirty day period, the town of Winston-Salem explained Thursday in a assertion.
Thompson and Kimbrough will join the Black law enforcement chiefs and sheriffs of North Carolina’s six greatest metropolitan areas and 6 biggest counties, who will gather at 10 a.m. at the Global Civil Legal rights Middle and Museum on the 61st anniversary of the start off of the sit-ins at the segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter in downtown Greensboro on Feb. 1, 1960.
Thompson and Kimbrough will be joined by the police chiefs in Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro and Raleigh as effectively as the sheriffs in Mecklenburg, Wake, Guilford, Durham and Cumberland counties.
Col. Glenn M. McNeill, the commander of the N.C. Freeway Patrol, and Sheriff Paula Dance of Pitt County, who is the to start with elected African American woman county sheriff in North Carolina, are scheduled to show up at Monday’s function as perfectly.
Thompson initiated the meeting of the state’s top Black legislation enforcement officials, the city of Winston-Salem mentioned.
“This will be a historic instant in our state’s record,” Thompson claimed. “We will celebrate the development in our condition by assembling the African American chiefs of law enforcement and county sheriffs in our 6 biggest counties, as properly as the colonel of the N.C. Point out Highway Patrol and the to start with elected African American female sheriff in North Carolina, all serving throughout our state at the same time.”