“10-20” — “What’s your location?” — is what you will hear over law enforcement radio pretty often. Today in the North Carolina House of Representatives 10-20 has a whole new meaning.
House Resolution 1020 was heard this morning and Rep. Allen McNeil (R-Randolph) spoke about a fallen comrade. The standing ovation for the adoption of House Resolution 1020 would move anyone to tears. The Summey family stood on the balcony, trying to contain their emotions about fallen Deputy Sheriff Toney Clayton Summey. According to sources, Deputy Sheriff Toney Clayton Summey served with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department for four years before he was killed in the line of duty in 2003. Summey’s murderer was sentenced to death and the family is waiting for justice to be served. Closure for the death of their loved one is drawing nearer with SB 306 becoming legislation.
Rep. Allen McNeill noted how many people miss him. While Deputy Sheriff Toney Clayton Summey may not be present with us here on earth, we do know his location.