A farewell party was held for Onslow County Sheriff's Office Inspector Rick Sutherland, who is leaving for the FBI.
Sutherland has been in the media for the past few years, most notably regarding the case of Cesar Laurean.
Sutherland's fellow deputies wished him farewell Thursday. Sutherland says, "I really enjoyed my thirteen years. I got to do great things in my time here, in my career I was rewarded for my efforts and I want to thank the sheriff."
Sutherland was born and raised in Onslow County and has four children.