Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader
PINEHURST — Officer Mike Dempsey, at right, celebrated his retirement from the Pinehurst Police Department on Thursday at City Hall. Dempsey, pictured with Police Chief Fred Hanauer, has worked with Pinehurst Police Department since 2009. He is a 36 year veteran of law enforcement and is a former patrol captain of the Orange Police Department. He plans on remaining at the Pinehurst Police Department on a part time basis but wants to concentrate the majority of his time with family. Chief Hanauer stated in a speech that Officer Dempsey has always been the “go to guy” since joining the Pinehurst police department and said he will be greatly missed.