Pinehurst police officer retires after 36 years
Officer Mike Dempsey celebrated his retirement from the Pinehurst Police Department on Jan. 29 in the Pinehurst council chambers.
Dempsey, who has been working with Pinehurst PD full time since 2009, is a 36-year veteran of law enforcement and a former patrol captain of the Orange Police Department. He plans on remaining at the Pinehurst Police Department on a part-time basis but said he wants to spend the majority of his time with family. Chief Fred Hanauer said in a speech that Officer Dempsey has always been the “go-to guy” since joining the Pinehurst Police Department and that he will be greatly missed.