FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (June 8, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has promoted David O’Neal to captain for District 4, where he will manage and supervise law enforcement operations for conservation, including hunting, fishing and boating regulations.
O’Neal will supervise 22 wildlife officers in Scotland, Hoke, Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Bladen, Robeson, Columbus and Brunswick counties. A 23-year veteran with the Wildlife Commission, he previously was a lieutenant stationed in Beaufort County. His predecessor, Brent Spivey, recently retired.
“My brother worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and visiting him at various work stations around the country made me think about a similar career,” O’Neal said. “I love hunting and fishing, so that naturally led to the Wildlife Resources Commission. It will be my privilege to serve the citizens and sportsmen as District 4 captain