Media Contact: Geoff Cantrell, Public Information Officer
RALEIGH, N.C. (Dec. 21, 2010) – Jeremy Harrill, a wildlife officer with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission since 2003, has been promoted to sergeant in District 7, serving the northwestern region of the state.
Harrill will lead a patrol of four officers who conduct law enforcement operations for hunting, trapping, fishing and boating laws. He will also provide hunting education and boating education programs for the region.
"I love my job as a wildlife enforcement officer and feel extremely blessed to have a job where I can play a very active part in being a steward of God’s creation,” Sgt. Harrill said. “I enjoy working with the sportsmen of this state, so we can together protect our natural resources and hunting traditions for future generations.”
Harrill is originally from – and grew up in – Ellenboro, in Rutherford County. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife biology from N.C. State University. He and his wife Tina have two children, an 11-year-old-son, Cade, and an 8-year-old daughter, Kylie.
Prior to becoming a wildlife officer, he worked as a park ranger for more than seven years. An avid bow hunter for deer who also loves “chasing after gobblers in the spring,” Harrill shares the gospel to fellow outdoorsmen through a ministry called Heart of a Sportsman.
There are more than 200 sworn wildlife officers in the Division of Law Enforcement of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, with a mission to protect the resources of the state and the safety of its citizens.