It is with deep sorrow that I must announce the sudden passing of a member of our law enforcement family. Lt. Thomas Richard Hathaway Jr., passed away on October 5th due to a long-term illness. Lt. Hathaway joined the Northampton County Sheriff's Office on October 12, 2017. He was a seasoned officer with over 29 years of experience and also served as the Police Chief of the Roanoke Rapids Police Department. Sheriff Jack Smith has praised him as a great human being who made a lasting difference in the community.
Lt. Hathaway was 52 years old and leaves behind two daughters whom he loved dearly. He will truly be missed. Please keep his family and the Northampton County Sheriff's Office in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Charles M. Jackson, MPA
Northampton County Manager