In Memoriam

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.  Matthew 5:9

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” - George S. Patton, Jr.

CPL. Robert (Bob) H. Hinson
12/6/82 – 6/18/91

Cpl. Hinson, age 59, was shot and killed on June 18, 1991, around 1:00 A.M. while responding to a break-in call. Two suspects were arrested within hours. It was later determined that the break-in was a false call made to lure an officer to a vacant house where the two suspects had planned to murder an officer and take his duty weapon. The suspects were convicted in court and received life-plus sentences.


Law Enforcement Memorial

Law Enforcement Memorial 
Located at Columbus County Sheriff's Office

This monument was erected to honor Law Enforcement from Columbus County who made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Jesse Simon Long Constable 04-05-1909
  • Bradd Cribb Fair Bluff PD 01-26-1923
  • Hoke B. Smith Deputy Sheriff 05-13-1930
  • Harry T. Long NCSHP 12-18-1959
  • Milford Hardwick Deputy Sheriff 05-04-1971
  • Lennue D. Hammond Fair Bluff PD 10-15-1976
  • Troy M. Sigmon NC Wildlife Comm 09-01-1978
  • Robert "Bob" Hinson Deputy Sheriff 06-18-1991
  • Andy Nobles Charlotte PD 10-05-1993
  • Franklin D. Perritte NCDMV 02-14-1995
  • Timothy "Shane" Miller Tabor City PD 05-15-2004

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