Lt. Keith Corbett is congratulated by his peers. Pictured, left to right, are: Major Miste Strickland, Lt. Keith Corbett, Chief Deputy Brandon medina, and Major David Brake (Contributed photo)
Lieutenant Keith Corbett issued his final 10-42 to dispatchers on June 28, after over 20 years of service to the Nash County Sheriff's Office.
10-42 is the call signal for ending duty. The Nash County Sheriff's Office were able to capture an emotional Corbett on video as he prepared to issue his final call. The video was posted to social media.
Nash County Commissioners also recognized retiring Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Keith Corbett on Monday by donating his service revolver to him.
Corbett retired with 20 years, nine months and four days of service to the Nash County Sheriff's Office.
Corbett served in many capacities during his time with the Sheriff's Office, including patrol deputy, patrol corporal, civil sergeant and patrol lieutenant. Corbett was then selected to serve as the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program coordinator in addition to supervising all of the Nash County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officers.
Corbett has instructed over 2,500 fifth-grade Nash-Rocky Mount students over the three-year period he was assigned with DARE.
"It is strongly believed Keith Corbett has left a positive and impactful influence in the students and hopefully those life values will be carried over into their adulthood and communities," Chief Deputy Brandon Medina said in information provided to commissioners.
Corbett had successfully completed the Law Enforcement Management Program at Wilson Community College in 2011 and 2012, DARE Instructor School in 2016, Advanced Civil Process and a concealed weapon permit instructor course.
Corbett has been awarded the Old North State Award approved by Governor Roy Cooper.
Corbett is currently waiting the approval and issuance of the NC Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission Intermediate and Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate and the NC Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission Intermediate and Advanced Service Award.
Outside of law enforcement, Corbett is active in the community, his church, Grace Church Raleigh, and an avid volunteer for Meals on Wheels.