Sheriff, Mecklenberg County, NC
A thirty-four year veteran of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (“CMPD”), Garry McFadden is one of the most decorated law enforcement officers in the history of CMPD. Mr. McFadden spent thirty years as a detective and twenty years in the homicide unit. After a stellar career, Garry retired on July 31, 2011 and was immediately re-hired by the City of Charlotte and assigned to work in the Office of the Chief of Police at CMPD.
Garry is a proud graduate of Johnson C. Smith University and has been certified by myriad schools and universities in the areas of investigations and forensics. A powerful community advocate, he works with education, religious, government and corporate organizations to provide society with Public Safety and Lifeskills information that has changed – and saved – lives by the masses.
Mr. McFadden has received many accolades and awards, including: Medal of Valor, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department; Law Enforcement Commendation Medal, The National Society of The Sons of The American Revolution; 2011 Detective of the Year, Optimist International /Queen City Optimist Club; Charlotte Observer, Community Relations Awards and recognition; NAACP Ashanti Award – Unsung Hero; 2011 Chief of Police Outstanding Service Award, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department; Distinguished Service Award for Homicide Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation.