Sheriff’s Lieutenant Honored by Special Olympics
New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Sean Jones has been awarded the Bill Dalton Unsung Hero Award by the North Carolina Special Olympics. Lt. Jones has been a pivotal figure with the Sheriff’s Office Special Olympics efforts as well as the Cape Fear Region’s Annual Touch Run. On Thursday, January 10, 2013, Lt. Jones was honored by the N.C. Special Olympics as the 2013 recipient of the Bill Dalton Award.
The Bill Dalton Unsung Hero Memorial Award was created to recognize outstanding individuals who have contributed to the success of the Law Enforcement Torch Run on a local, or community level. The Bill Dalton “Unsung Hero” is someone who contributes to the Torch Run and Special Olympics in spirit, dedication and enthusiasm in an effective and unheralded fashion. The award was also created to honor the memory of Sgt. Bill Dalton of the Fayetteville Police Department and his many contributions to the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics. The award is intended to recognize an unsung North Carolina Torch Run volunteer on behalf of Bill Dalton, who was himself an unsung Torch Run hero.