ELIZABETHTOWN — On Monday, the Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy held a parade to honor the Bladen County Sherriff’s Office, Elizabethtown Fire Department, Elizabethtown Police Department, and the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
Sherriff Jim McVicker served as the reviewing officer for the ceremony. Elizabethtown Police Chief Tony Parish and Elizabethtown Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Jamie Smith made up the official party. During the parade, all members past and present of the four agencies were recognized for their service to this community. A moment of silence was observed, followed by eight bell rings, one for each of the eight North Carolina firefighters who have died in the last year.
The parade was held in conjunction with National Police Officers Week.