The Greenville Police Department announces honors for two its members. One of the men is being honored for trying to save the life of a dying deputy in Kinston.
Detective Cpl. Tim McInerney was awarded the US Marshal Director's Officer Award for the United States Marshal's Service last month. Cpl. McInerney is currently assigned to the United States Marshal's Violent Fugitive Task Force as a Task Force Officer for the Eastern District of North Carolina. McInerney's award honors his actions on June 9, 2011, when Deputy Warren Lewis was killed in Kinston. The group of law enforcement was trying to arrest murder suspects when they were shot at. Lewis was killed. Cpl. McInerney and another Marshal attempted to rescue Deputy Lewis after he was mortally wounded. Cpl. McInerney has been serving with the Greenville Police Department since 1995.
Detective Brandon Peebles was awarded Narcotics Officer of the Year for Eastern North Carolina. Police say Peebles led many successful federal and state investigations of controlled substance violations. In the past year, Peebles' work has led to the seizure of over 100 kilos of cocaine, substantial quantities of heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine. According to police, Peebles also helps with community projects, including pill take-back events. Detective Peebles has been serving with the Greenville Police Department since September 2001.