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Sheriff Quentin Miller Honored with Attorney General's Dogwood Award

Buncombe County is proud to share that Sheriff Quentin Miller is one of four leaders from Western North Carolina to receive the prestigious Dogwood Award from North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein. The attorney general distributes these awards annually to honor North Carolinians who work to keep people safe, healthy, and happy in their communities. 

This year’s recipients have worked to help end the pandemic, further criminal justice reform, protect people, secure justice for victims and survivors of crimes, protect North Carolina’s natural resources, protect election integrity, fight the opioid crisis, educate our students, and expand access to broadband. 

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office work to process sexual assault kits was highlighted. “The older, untested sexual assault kits sitting on local law enforcement shelves are a threat to our public safety,” said Stein. “Sheriff Miller recognized that threat and made it a priority to process those kits for testing. His leadership and his office’s work on this issue puts us one step closer to getting justice for survivors and getting violent criminals off our street.”

On the Department of Justice website Stein notes, “As many North Carolinians faced challenges in the past year, other North Carolinians have used their time and energy to improve their neighbors’ lives. It’s an honor for me to recognize this year’s Dogwood Award recipients – people whose contributions make us a stronger, safer state. I am so grateful for their efforts.”

See the complete NCDOJ press release here.

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Updated Dec 03, 2021 12:19 PM
Published Dec 03, 2021 12:00 PM