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Originally published: 2012-08-01 10:29:14
Last modified: 2012-08-01 10:29:14

Frye becomes first-vice president of N.C. Sheriff’s Association

Matthew Hundley / (

Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye has been elected to the position of first vice president of North Carolina Sheriff’s Association.
Frye spent the past year serving as second vice president, and moved to the first vice president position this year.
As first vice president, Frye will serve on the NCSA executive committee and do what is needed to support President Tony Perry, sheriff of Camden County.
“I will assist him in any way he needs for the next year. It means that I am taking more of a proactive role in the sheriffs’ association,” said Frye, explaining that, as first vice president, he may attend events or speak when the president is not able to do so.
Beyond the responsibilities to the association, however, Frye’s position may mean real benefits for Avery County by adding his voice to the state and national conversation.
“What it means is that we are seeing more and more recognition from our state and local officials because of the recognition of the sheriff’s association,” said Frye. “Not only state legislators, but federal legislators as well. They listen to the sheriffs. They take what we say into account.”
If NCSA follows its typical protocol, Frye will be named president of the association in the upcoming year.