EMS Major Tommy McNeill honored in Carolina Brotherhood memorial ride

Carolina Brotherhood cycled to Moore County and stopped at Sandhills Community College’s Public Safety Memorial Garden on Thursday, June 17 to honor the late EMS Major Tommy McNeill.

He passed away in 2018 while teaching a wilderness search and rescue class at Vander Fire Department in Cumberland County.

Photo of Tommy McNeill courtesy of Pugh Funeral Home.

Carolina Brotherhood-Honoring The Fallen and Their Families’ mission is “to provide emotional and financial support for the families of those who lost their lives in the line of duty from the Carolinas.”

The nonprofit organization pedaled 105 miles from Elizabethtown, N.C. to Moore County, according to Moore County Public Safety, for an overnight stop. After honoring McNeill, Moore County Public Safety provided a dinner for the cyclists at the Southern Pines Fire and Rescue Station 2.

While in the area, Carolina Brotherhood also honored Police Officer Jason Barton Quick of the Lumberton Police Department, Deputy Sheriff Alexis “Thunder” Eagle Locklear of the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, and Firefighter Dakota Snavely of East Side Fire Department.

The next part of their journey takes them 127 miles to Rocky Mount, N.C. on Friday.

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All photos by Thomas Honeycutt.

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