Detective Kim Nesbit of the Huntersville Police Department was killed in an automobile accident Monday, July 5, 2010. Detective Nesbitt, of Mooresville was off-duty at the time of the accident and died at the scene of the crash. Nesbitt was hired by the Huntersville Police Department in March 2007. She was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division at the time of her death. Detective Nesbitt was a very caring, dedicated and hard working member of the Huntersville Police Department family. The Department appreciates her honorable service to the Town of Huntersville and the Huntersville Police Department.
Barton E Rice
Police Officer Barton E Rice unexpectedly passed away on March 25th, 2007 after a brief illness. Officer Rice was hired as a Police Officer on March 13, 2006, and although his tenure with the Department was short, he left a lasting impression on everyone he came into contact with in the community. The entire Department learned a great deal from Bart in how he treated and talked to people, exhibited concern and compassion, exhibited his loyalty to the Department and co-workers, as well as his exemplary work ethic. These positive attributes of Officer Rice led to the establishment of the Barton Rice Memorial HPD Inspiration Award. This is awarded annually to a member of the Department in recognition of that member's dedicated service and demonstrated dedication of the best interests of the Huntersville Police Department, exhibiting caring and compassion to their fellow co-workers and a friendly approach to their work at all times.