On August 13th the New Bern Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution awarded the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal to Officer Stephen Humphrey of the Trent Woods Police Department. Rear Admiral Jay DeLoach (US Navy, Ret.), President of the New Bern Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, made the presentation to Officer Humphrey.
The Law Enforcement Commendation Medal is presented to those who have served with distinction and devotion in the field of Law Enforcement. It is intended to recognize exceptional service.
Officer Stephen Humphrey is in his 10th year of service with Trent Woods Police Department, holding the position of Senior Police Officer. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management, and earned his Advanced Law Enforcement Certification from the North Carolina Department of Justice. Officer Humphrey authored the Trent Woods Emergency Operations Plan, and played an active role in the Town’s response to Hurricane Florence.
In his dual role as an investigator, Officer Humphrey has conducted or assisted with numerous investigations resulting in arrest and prosecution, at the state and federal level. Officer Humphrey has also been a member of several local and regional task forces, aimed at combatting gang and narcotics related crimes. Officer Humphrey continues to serve the Trent Woods Police Department, and the Town of Trent Woods.
Pictured from left to right are: Commission Bill Joiner (Trent Woods Commissioner), Jay Deloach, SR (New Bern SAR Chapter), SGT David Jackson (Trent Woods PD), Officer Stephen Humphrey, Chief Tony Lee, (Trent Woods PD,) Rear Admiral Jay Deloach (US Navy ret. and President of the New Bern SAR Chapter), Rick Layton (Secretary of the New Bern SAR Chapter).