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Harry Meredith announces run for Sheriff in 2014

January 29, 2013

Harry W. Meredith, Jr., retired Chief Deputy of the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, today announced his candidacy for Sheriff of Beaufort County. Meredith hopes to be elected to replace retiring Sheriff R. Alan Jordan, with whom he served for 13 years.

Meredith's distinguished career in law enforcement began with the City of Washington. He then moved to Durham and served as a Patrolman and later as a Detective in the Homicide and Violent Crimes Division. He returned to Washington in 1998 as Chief of Investigations with the Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Jordan appointed him Chief Deputy in 2004 where he served until his retirement.

Meredith received a number of awards and citations for public service during his 27 year career including the Medal of Valor for gallantry in the performance of duty and the Certificate of Merit for duty performed in an unprecedented and clearly outstanding manner.

Meredith attended Washington High School and graduated from East Carolina University in 1977. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Meredith, a Republican, retired from the Sheriff's Office in 2011 to pursue personal interests. When asked why he is seeking the office of Sheriff, Meredith replied, "I feel my education, training and experience make me the most qualified individual to lead this Office. Additionally, I want to continue to improve the high level of service and professionalism achieved under Sheriff Jordan."


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PO Box 1286

Washington, NC 27889

Tel: 252-946-3050

Fax: 252-946-5085

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    Same old....same old
    January 30, 2013 | 06:41 AM

    No thanks!!!

    Crystal Clear
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    SO much for a bright thought...
    January 30, 2013 | 07:59 AM

    Here we all were happy to hear the news that the current sheriff would not be running. In everyones mind there was the big gleam of hope knowing that finally the corruption would be cleaned out after he stepped down., Not now....Now Alan's number one crony and right hand man for years is running in the race. And Im sure all of his crony's are backing him strong so that they can keep their jobs, knowing that if a fresh face took over they would have no hopes of doing so becasue the fresh face would expose the truth..Oh well, sorry Meredith, but you will not get my vote and hopefully a lot of others will feel the same so that we can finally make progress in the advancement of a more honest sheriffs dept.

    Go Figure
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    The Village Idiot
    January 30, 2013 | 01:48 PM

    After all the trouble and hatred this yankee flavored butt-hole has created in Beaufort County,and he wants to be sheriff,yea RIGHT.They would not give him the police chief position,so now he wants another dictator position.Hey Hairless,why don't you,jordan,davenport,watson and shiftless,take that big motor home of yours and leave this area,maybe Mexico.

    Confederate Soldier
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    Sheriff 2014
    January 30, 2013 | 08:36 PM

    Many of BO readers know me, and know that I am also running for Beaufort County Sheriff.

    I will post a Bio in the near future with details about my qualifications for the job. I know Harry states here that "he thinks" he is the most qualified - hmmm.

    I hold a BS and a Masters in Criminal Justice, years at the BC Sheriff's Office as a supervisor, a State Licensed Private Investigator for 10 years and a self employed businessman for over 25 years in Beaufort County! I think my resume trumps Harry's.

    Donald Dixon
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    January 31, 2013 | 01:59 PM

    The last two times Alan Jordan ran for Sheriff Harry did all of his public appearances so he should be ready for that. My question is when did he become a Republican? Is the Beaufort County republican party going to endorse him? Russell Davenport and Billy Brown are going to run on the Democratic ticket and Donald Dixon on the Republican one. Is Harry trying to screw this all up or what?

    More Money More Money
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    Hey , Mo Money FYI
    February 01, 2013 | 07:30 AM

    Hairless meredith will screw-up a soup sandwich! Confederate Soldier

    Confederate Soldier
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    Sheriff 2014
    February 03, 2013 | 07:12 PM

    Well thats probably the end of Kit and Kenny. I hear they are supporting Harry. They might as well start filling out applications. The empire is crumbling!

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    February 04, 2013 | 05:53 PM

    Anyone who has served the gastapo under jordan has no right to pursue any kind of public service.. We have a good candidate that has chosin to run for this office and his Name is Todd Alligood,Police chief of chocowinity PD.. If Chief Alligood is elected the bullshit and gastapo tactics at the S.O. will end.. It's time to end the regime and elect a man with integrity to the office.. Elect Todd Alligood for Sheriff and end the corrupt regime in Beaufort county..

    city lineman
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