CHARLOTTE -- Five area law enforcement officers were honored Tuesday during the annual Respect for Law awards luncheon. The luncheon was held by the Queen City Optimist Club at the Hilton University Place.
The officers were recognized for their exemplary community service, outstanding investigative skills and outstanding service to youth.
"It's a special time of the year, May every year when this occurs and we appreciate the support of the citizens for events such as this also," said Mecklenburg County Sheriff Chipp Bailey.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Terry Everhart was named Officer of the Year. Christopher Wylie of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office was named Detention Officer of the Year.
Awards were also given for Trooper of the Year, Special SBI Agent of the year and Special Agent of the Year.