Park To Be Renamed In Honor Of Fallen Officer

A park here in the east will soon bear the name of a fallen officer.

Neuseway Park in Kinston will be renamed "Pearson Park" after Lenoir County detective Allen Pearson. Pearson was shot and killed on April 8th in the line of duty.

Pearson's father and longtime deputy with Lenoir County worked closely with parks and recreation. Officials there say it just feels right to honor Allen this way.

The renaming will take place in a ceremony on August 13th .

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