LEE COUNTY, NC – November 18, 2021 – Detective Sergeant Megan Rosser of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was honored as a Hometown Hero by the NC Automobile Dealers Association and was recognized at an award ceremony at John Hiester Automotive’s Fuquay-Varina location on Tuesday, November 16.

Sgt. Rosser was nominated by Sheriff Tracy Carter for her outstanding work as a Lee County Sheriff Detective and for her dedication and contributions in the community.

“Megan Rosser exemplifies every category as a law enforcement officer,” Chief Detective Captain Jeff Johnson said during Sgt. Rosser’s recognition. “She’s hardworking, honest and has a true devotion to her community. Megan has dedicated her career to working with and for children — from being a deputy, to a School Resource Officer and currently as a Detective Sergeant. Most recently, in September of 2021, Megan investigated a case where two children tragically lost both their parents. She took it upon herself to set up a GoFundMe fundraiser for the children, and has raised over $6,000 for a college fund for them. This act of kindness is just one example of Megan’s dedication of going above and beyond the call of duty. It gives me great pleasure to recognize her at today’s Hometown Heroes event.”

The purpose of the NCADA Hometown Heroes Program is to recognize First Responders in North Carolina. According to the association’s website, NCADA believes “these heroes of our community work tirelessly to make our backyards a safer place. We want to be able to give back to them as much as they've given us.”

City of Sanford Fire Chief Wayne Barber was also honored at the event.

Sgt. Rosser’s nomination will be submitted to the State level Hometown Hero Program.

For additional information about the Hometown Heroes awards, visit the Automobile Dealers Association’s website; media inquiries may be directed to Hailey Hall, Communications Specialist at (919) 718-4605 or

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