Former Mount Gilead Police Officer Patrick McNair died today (Nov. 5) following a battle with cancer. He was 50 years old.
A native of Charlotte and a resident of Montgomery County, McNair was diagnosed with cancer about a year-and-a-half ago.
McNair was a graduate of the Basic Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice programs at Montgomery Community College. He joined the Mount Gilead Police Department in early 2011 and worked until his illness prevented it.
A statement released by the department said, “He was a loyal and hard working police officer, who enjoyed serving the citizens of Mount Gilead.”
Patrick McNair is survived by his wife and daughters. Sources say a memorial service will be held at a later date.