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What do NHC Sheriff Ed McMahon’s ribbons stand for?

F.T. Norton

New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon.

Q. Recently the New Hanover Sheriff was addressing a situation on TV. He was wearing an impressive array of ribbons. What are they for and are they for military service or law enforcement?

A. The ribbons worn by New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon are ribbons worn by all New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies on their Class A uniform, said Sgt. Jerry Brewer, spokesman.

“The ribbons are similar to ribbons worn by military personnel, but our particular ribbons have different representation. Each ribbon represents a different qualification or event,” Brewer said.

In a picture posted on the New Hanover County Sheriff’s website, McMahon has on his uniform the following ribbons: Certificate of Merit, Officer of the Year, Community Service, Master Service, Advance Achievement, Intermediate Certification, Educational Achievement, FBI National Academy, Motorcycle, Commemorative Sept. 11 ribbon, Master Shooter and Years of Service.


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One Response to “ What do NHC Sheriff Ed McMahon’s ribbons stand for?”

  1. On March 27, 2013 at 11:32 pm Ed Dobbs wrote:

    What was the certificate of merit for?

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