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Peachland Bridges Named in Honor of Anson County Sheriff

Peachland Bridges Named in Honor of Anson County Sheriff

​Family members gather around a sign to be installed on U.S. 74 in Peachland to honor Anson County Sheriff Landric Reid, who died in September 2022.

PEACHLAND – The bridges crossing Lanes Creek on U.S. 74 near the Anson County community of Peachland were dedicated today in honor of Sheriff Landric Reid, an eight-year veteran of the Anson County Sheriff's Office.

The N.C. Board of Transportation passed a resolution in January to dedicate the bridges for Reid, who died in September 2022. Local NCDOT staff joined family members and officials from the Anson County Sheriff's Office, N.C. Sheriff's Association, and the N.C. State Highway Patrol at this morning's ceremony.

“I can truly say that my brother loved serving the citizens of Anson County," said Reid's sister Daphne Grier during today's ceremony at South Piedmont Community College in Polkton. “He made sure everyone was taken care of, from the children to the elderly here in Anson County. He was devoted to his job and everything he committed himself to do."

Born and raised in Cabarrus County, Reid joined the U.S. Army after high school, receiving an honorable discharge in 1988. He went on to join the National Guard, then served 23 years with the N.C. State Highway Patrol before becoming Anson County Sheriff in 2014.

“I well know that these dedications could not happen without the work and assistance from so many dedicated individuals," said Colonel Freddy L. Johnson, Jr. of the N.C. State Highway Patrol. “From all a part of this NCDOT division to the NCDOT Board, support needed to continue this important program starts with our friends at DOT, and I want to thank you for your efforts in making today happen."

Active in his community, Reid served on the Executive Board for Anson County Toys for Tots and was the founder and coordinator of the Stride with Pride Shoe Drive. He also co-founded the Shaundasia T. Smith Foundation which distributes food and backpacks to high school students in the county, and awards scholarships to high school seniors in the county.

Executive Vice President of the N.C. Sheriff's Association Edmond W. Caldwell, Jr. summarized Reid's work ethic.

“Every organization like the N.C. Sheriff's Association has folks who are members that are show horses, but they're not the ones that get the work done. The folks in the organization that get the work done are the quiet leaders that are working behind the scenes. And that is what Sheriff Landric Reid was in the North Carolina Sheriff's Association."


5/16/2024 3:21 PM