ASHEBORO – Randolph County Sheriff Maynard B. Reid Jr. died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia. Reid, who was 69, served as the Piedmont county’s sheriff since 2006.
“It is with great sadness that we must report that Sheriff Maynard Reid has passed away,” the Facebook page of the sheriff’s office posted around midnight. “We mourn the loss of a fine man, life long public servant and friend.”
Reid was a Marine who served in Vietnam and received the Purple Heart for combat wounds.
“Sheriff Reid demonstrated his deep commitment to his community, state and country through his public service as a Marine during the Vietnam War and as Randolph County Sheriff for the past 10 years,” said Gov. Pat McCrory in a statement. “Ann and I ask North Carolinians around the state to keep the Reid family in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
Maynard worked for the Asheboro Police Department and as a deputy in the sheriff’s office in Randolph County before being elected sheriff in 2006. He easily won election in his last race in 2014.
“The people of Randolph County have lost a faithful servant. He really loved Randolph County,” said Andy Gregson, chief assistant district attorney for Randolph. “It’s a sad day.”
Funeral arrangements are being finalized for Reid, who is survived by his wife.