June 8, 2011 Officer of the Year Award

Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release








Press Release Information

June 8, 2011



Alton Crandall

Named Officer of the Year


Lieutenant Alton Crandallwith the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office has been named the 2011 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce. 

This honor was awarded to Lt. Crandall last night at the annual Law Enforcement and Greenville Fire Department Appreciation Dinner organized by the Chamber.

Lt. Crandall is a 30 year veteran of the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.  Beginning in 1984 under Sheriff Ralph L. Tyson, he entered the profession as a deputy, and soon found his calling in the enforcement of civil actions.  As his career progressed, he was promoted up the ranks and recognized for his passion, knowledge, and skills under four different sheriffs.  Currently, he oversees the civil enforcement unit within the sheriff’s office.  This includes court security, the county office security, and the airport security.

Lt. Crandall is a founding member of the “Gold Star Band”, a group of fellow law enforcement officers/musicians who play at numerous charitable events and civic organization events.  Lt. Crandall has been a licensed pilot since 1972, and he served in the National Guard for six years. 

Lt. Crandall is an active member of his church in Stokes and an avid poet and songwriter.  He has been married to Mary for 22 years, and they have five children.

Regarding this award, Sheriff Elks stated, “Lt. Crandall has a love for his community and fellow man. Even though his years of service and accomplishments can never be measured, this honor allows him to be recognized for a job well done.”

 For more Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director



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