A woman who dedicated more than three decades of her life to law enforcement in Eastern Carolina has died at the age of 53.
Karen Kilpatrick died Wednesday.
She had retired as a lieutenant from the Pitt County Sheriff's Office after more than 30 years there.
Her obituary did not mention the cause of her death, but said Kilpatrick was an adjunct faculty member at Pitt Community College and was active in the Fraternal Order of Police and helped kids through Toys for Tots.
Visitation is Saturday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at Farmer Funeral Home in Ayden, followed by a service at that location and burial in Winterville Cemetery.