Surrounded by family, friends, and supporters, Ronnie Fields filed today for election to the office of Sheriff of Moore County.
Fields has spent his entire adult life in public service caring for the citizens of Moore County and the State of North Carolina. His many years of commitment began with the Carthage Rescue Squad and advanced into what would become a 30+ year career in law enforcement.
He served as a Deputy with the Moore County Sheriff’s Department from 1983 until 1987 when he left to become a North Carolina State Trooper. For the next 22 years, Trooper Fields served our state with dignity, honor, and integrity enjoying positions in both enforcement as well as Executive Protection.
In 2009, Fields returned to his roots and came back to the Moore County Sheriff’s Department at the request of Retired Sheriff Lane Carter. Upon his return to the Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Carter entrusted Fields with the command of the Special Operations Division.
After a period of tremendous success, Sheriff Carter promoted Ronnie to the rank of Major and assigned him to oversee Personnel. Major Fields retired from the Moore County Sheriff’s Department after an exemplary career in 2013.
A lifelong resident of Carthage, Ronnie served on its town board from 1999 until 2007. From 2007 until 2009, Fields was honored to be the Mayor of Carthage.
He is a Past President and a current member of the Moore County Law Enforcement Officers Association. He is a past precinct chair of the Carthage precinct of the Republican Party and currently a member of the Moore County Republican Men’s Club. Fields holds the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate awarded by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
Ronnie is the youngest of 7 children born to the late Walter and Pauline Fields of Carthage. He is married to Renee Davis Fields and is a father and a grandfather.
Among those in attendance today, Retired Sheriff Lane Carter was quick to express his commitment to and endorsement of Fields.
“I have known Ronnie Fields for over 45 years. He is a man who has dedicated his life to public safety. During his time with my administration, he proved himself time and time again as a very capable and dependable leader. Deputies looked up to him and his experience and easily followed his direction. I have the highest confidence that Ronnie will do an outstanding job as Sheriff and I proudly endorse his campaign.”
Fields also has the endorsement of another retired Sheriff of Moore County, Sheriff Frank Johnson.