[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 72 (Thursday, May 3, 2018)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E582-E583]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                          HON. RICHARD HUDSON

                           of north carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 3, 2018

  Mr. HUDSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Concord Deputy Chief 
of Police Betty Miller Stocks for receiving the Robert Jackson Eury 
Memorial Award. Deputy Chief Stocks has now become the first African 
American recipient of this award.
  A native of Concord, North Carolina, Deputy Chief Stocks has served 
with the Concord Police Department in North Carolina's 8th 
Congressional District for 27 years. Education was of the utmost 
importance to Deputy Chief Stocks, graduating from Concord High School 
before earning an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Rowan-
Cabarrus Community College, a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice 
from Barber-Scotia College and a Master's Degree in Public 
Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
  Throughout her career, Deputy Chief Stocks has served as a Patrol 
Officer, Sergeant, Captain, and now Deputy Chief of Police. Deputy 
Chief Stock's outstanding leadership and commitment in these roles for 
the Concord Police Department made her stand out in our community.
  The Robert Jackson Eury Memorial Award is presented in memory of 
Robert Jackson Eury, a man who lost his life in the line of duty while 
serving as a Cabarrus County law enforcement officer. This award keeps 
Mr. Eury's legacy alive through officers who share his same admirable 
and commendable spirit in Cabarrus County. Based on her career of 
service, I would say Deputy Chief Stocks fits the mold of esteemed law 
enforcement officers in our community set by Robert Eury.
  There is no doubt in my mind that Deputy Chief Stocks will continue 
her outstanding leadership and maintain her unwavering values while 
protecting the people of Cabarrus County; I am excited to see what the 
future holds for such a dedicated law enforcement professional.
  Mr. Speaker, please join me today in congratulating Deputy Chief of 
Police Betty Miller Stocks for receiving the Robert Jackson Eury 
Memorial Award. We all wish her well as she continues to make a 
positive impact on our community.

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