PEACHLAND — In what has turn out to be a passing of the torch venture for Anson County Commissioners, approval has been granted by the state to rename a bridge on US Freeway 74 the place the street crosses Lane Creek close to the Peachland township in honor of Anson’s late sheriff, the Sheriff Landric Reid Memorial Bridge.
The venture started with a movement made by Commissioner Jarvis Woodburn when he was Chairman of the board, with endeavors persevering with beneath JD Bricken, and now coming to fruition beneath Chairman Jamie Caudle, formally adopted on January 4.
Landric Reid was born in Harmony and educated by the Cabarrus County Faculty System. Following acquiring his diploma, Reid went on to serve america Military till he was honorably discharged in 1988. Unable to disregard the decision, Reid determined to rejoin the Nationwide Guard. He additionally served with the NC Freeway Patrol for twenty-three years.
All these years of bravery and heroism led him to run for Anson County Sheriff, elected by the favored vote in 2014, serving till his premature passing in September 2022. Not solely did Reid preserve order within the streets, he discovered time to donate to space youngsters and companies making impression in the neighborhood.
Reid served on the Government Board for Toys for Tots, founding father of the Stride for Delight Shoe Drive, and co-founder of Shaundasia T. Smith Basis, a company that distributes meals and backpacks to highschool college students all through the county. The inspiration additionally awards scholarships to highschool seniors within the county.
The Division of Transportation will quickly be offering signage for show on US Freeway 74 within the Lanes Creek bridge space honoring the renaming of the bridge in honor of the late Sheriff Landric Reid. A ceremony is within the works to commemorate the newly named Sheriff Landric Reid Memorial Bridge.