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After 24 years with the Kannapolis Police Department, Det. Timothy Roth has retired.

“Tim had all the great qualities it took to be a great police officer,” said Chief Woody Chavis. “He is compassionate, loyal, dedicated, determined, hardworking, and he has a heart of gold. He will be greatly missed by all of us at the department.”

Roth was hired as an officer by the Kannapolis Police Department, where he served, with distinction in the Patrol Division, as a Community Police Officer in the Little Texas Community, and as a detective in both Felony Investigations and Vice Narcotics.

A Navy veteran, he was also a sworn member of the North Carolina Anti-Counterfeiting Trademark Task Force through the Department of the Secretary of State.

He was awarded the Roger Dale Carter Memorial Service Award in 2010 and the Life Saving Award in May 2016. He received several Unit commendations along with countless commendation letters from other law enforcement, government agencies, and citizens.