Downtown Taylorsville
Town of Taylorsville Recognizes
Sheriff T. Ray Warren

Honoring Sheriff T. Ray Warren - January 7, 2003


The Honorable
Sheriff T. Ray Warren

Who has faithfully and diligently served the Town of Taylorsville, Alexander County, the State of North Carolina, and the United States of America his entire life.  It is with grateful and sincere appreciation for his loyalty, leadership, and courage over these years that the Town of Taylorsville Board of Commissioners wishes to recognize Sheriff Warren’s achievements as a dedicated public servant to the citizens of the Town, County, State, and Nation; 

Be it resolved by the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Taylorsville, North Carolina to recognize and honor the dedication of Sheriff Warren in serving his community as a law enforcement officer and community leader; 

Whereas, the Town of Taylorsville and Alexander County, throughout history, have been privileged to know many individuals who have made us justifiably proud.  Trust, integrity, responsibility, and concern for their fellow citizens and the community as a whole have guided their decisions and their actions.  Sheriff Warren is truly one of these individuals; 

Whereas, Sheriff Warren’s exemplary career serves as an example to all that choose to serve the public.  He has devoted his time, energy, and talents to the Town, County, Region, State, and Nation serving with unfailing integrity, dignity, courage, and thoughtfulness; 

Whereas, Sheriff Warren’s numerous contributions have improved our quality of life, our safety, our economic competitiveness, and our overall pride in community.  The spirit and vitality of his ideas, outstanding professional performance, exemplary personal character, strong and fair leadership, and sincere respect and concern for the people of the Town of Taylorsville, Alexander County, the State of North Carolina, and the United States of America have been evident throughout his career in public service; 

Whereas, Sheriff Warren’s overriding goal has been to preserve, enhance, and protect the quality of life in Alexander County; 

Whereas, the Town of Taylorsville, the Region, the State, and the Nation have benefited from the innovative and progressive leadership of Sheriff Warren.  He has not wavered in bringing answers and solutions to those he has served for many years.  His demeanor and character have fostered the active engagement of citizens from all walks of life, institutions, businesses, volunteer organizations, and local governments throughout the County and the State to help in meeting new challenges and in taking advantage of new opportunities.  The cohesion he inspired highlighted our strengths, combined our talents, and pooled our resources.  His emotional and personal dedication to his community is innate and the citizens will continue to benefit far beyond his official length of service in public office; 

Whereas, Sheriff Warren has held many positions, which have benefited the Town of Taylorsville, Alexander County, the Catawba Valley, the State of North Carolina, and the United States of America. Because of his character and leadership, Sheriff Warren was selected in 2000 as Alexander County Citizen of the Year and is a member of North Carolina’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine; 

Now, therefore, be it resolved, that Sheriff T. Ray Warren, a dedicated public servant, has been, and will continue to be, a pillar of the Taylorsville Community through his recognized leadership in the public sector, we, the Town of Taylorsville Board of Commissioners hereby present this Distinguished Public Service Award for his outstanding service and dedication to his fellow man and the same is by motion duly, passed, and recorded upon the public record of the Town of Taylorsville, North Carolina. 

Further, this Award conveys the Town of Taylorsville’s best wishes for the future with his wife, Iran.

Adopted this the Third day of December, 2002.

Guy E. Barriger, Mayor

Bob D. Phillips, Mayor Pro-Tempore

Yolanda T. Prince, Town Clerk

Justin B. Hembree, Town Manager