As you enter the Shallotte Police Department, a photograph in the lobby says it all.
A framed photo of 3-year-old Jaronn Ladale McAllister greets all who enter. Inscribed near the bottom of the photograph are the words: “Why we shall never forget; the reason we do our job.”
And it doesn’t stop there.
In Chief Rodney Gause’s office is another photograph of Jaronn.
Jaronn’s murder a year ago on March 1 has touched many hearts—from the family to law enforcement officers to journalists and the community.