Thursday May 20, 2021

Law Enforcement Day 2021

As part of national Law Day events, local law enforcement officers, the families of fallen officers and members of the community gathered at the Cabarrus County Government Center on May 7.

A long-standing tradition in Cabarrus County, the event paid tribute to the life and legacy of the seven local law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty, including Concord Police Officer Jason Nicholas Shuping, who was killed on December 16, 2020. Officials will present a nameplate honoring Officer Shuping on the Cabarrus County Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis was this year’s keynote speaker.

View Law Enforcement Day ceremony in the video below.

2021 Robert J. Eury Award Honoree:
Kannapolis PD Lieutenant Allen H. Tomlin

Each year, Law Day culminates in the presentation of the Robert Jackson Eury Memorial Award. This award is given to an officer with at least 20 years of experience who exemplifies the highest levels of commitment and compassion to the community they serve. It’s known as the most prestigious law enforcement award in our community. This year's recipient is Kannapolis Police Lieutenant Allen H. Tomlin.

In the video below, local law enforcement leaders recognize Lt. Tomlin's accomplishments and Lt. Tomlin shares what the award means to him.

Light your porch blue for law enforcement

During National Police Week Cabarrus residents showed their support for local law enforcement by putting blue lightbulbs outside their homes. The bulbs were donated this past January as a show of support after Concord Police officer Jason Shuping was tragically killed in the line of duty.

In the video below, the Cabarrus Chamber’s Barbi Jones shares more about the Blue Light Program.

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