The Deputy Rick Rhyne Fishing Tournament was a fun day for all. One hundred and twenty-four children took part in this year’s tournament. Moore County Sheriff’s Office, Pinehurst and Foxfire Police Departments, Wildlife Officers, the Boys and Girls Club, and others joined in to honor fallen Deputy Sheriff Rick Rhyne.
Deputy Sheriff Rick Rhyne was shot and killed while attempting to take a warrant suspect into custody on December 8, 2011.
Kids from all around the county showed up to drop a line in the pond with hopes of winning a trophy. Three trophies were handed out by Wanda Rhyne and Sheriff Godfrey and several large prizes were also drawn. All fishing poles were donated and left with kids who did not have a pole of their own, according to officials from the tournament.
Not only could the children fish, but there were bouncy-obstacle courses, shooting fun-range, face painting, free prizes, and prize drawing for the enjoyment of the kids. NC Safe Kids and Cooper Ford of Carthage had a Hot-Cars display to round out the event for the adults.
“It was an outstanding event highlighting the many great attributes of Rick Rhyne and all he and our Sheriff’s Office stand for. Each year it remains an honor to be a part of this event that brings our community together. Wanda Rhyne and her continued efforts are inspiring and heroic; we are blessed to have her as such a large part of our community” Sheriff Godfrey said.
Photos courtesy of Moore County Sheriff’s Office