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Melton to ‘protect serve’ in Conway

CONWAY – Lloyd Kenneth Melton III was sworn in as a part-time police officer for the Town of Conway here May 6.

Melton, 27, is a deputy sheriff with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office and has been employed there for the past two and a half years.

&uot;I met Kenny before he moved here (Conway) and he is truly a plus to the community,&uot; said Conway Mayor Brian Bolton. &uot;We’re proud to have him come aboard.&uot;

Conway Police Chief Billy Duke echoed his remarks. &uot;I’m happy to have Kenny working with us,&uot; he said. &uot;I’ve known him since his employment with Northampton County and he’s a fine young man who I think will make a fine police officer as he seeks to serve the citizens of Conway.&uot;

Although originally from Long Island, New York, Melton is a graduate of Ahoskie High School and has worked in several correctional and law enforcement facilities, including Pasquatank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City, the Rivers Correctional in Winton and the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office.

&uot;I love it,&uot; Melton said, referring to his newly sworn duties. &uot;It’s great to be able to work in the area where you live. It’s a good feeling when you know everyone.&uot;

Melton and his wife Felicia reside in Conway.