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Richmond County Schools’ School Resource Officer Mike Rush promoted to major

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On Thursday, Richmond County Schools' School Resource Officer Mike Rush was promoted to Major. During the promotion ceremony, his wife Dozene Rush pinned his collar. On Thursday, Richmond County Schools' School Resource Officer Mike Rush was promoted to Major. During the promotion ceremony, his wife Dozene Rush pinned his collar. Richmond Co. Schools

HAMLET — Richmond County Schools’ School Resource Officer Mike Rush was promoted to major on Thursday, Oct. 28. Rush is a retired captain from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and  began working for Richmond County Schools in 2014. 


“I will continue to do my job to the best of my abilities, keeping the students and staff of  Richmond County Schools safe,” Rush said. “Chief Leak is the best to work with as well as the rest of my comrades.” 

Rush’s primary duty station is Richmond Senior High School and his secondary school is Monroe Avenue Elementary School. He currently serves as the School Resource Officers evidence supervisor, and as major, Rush will be assigned duties as operational supervisor for the SROs. 

Rush is the first to be promoted to the rank of major under Chief of School Resource Officers Ricardo Leak’s command. 

“We are fortunate to have Mike to serve as a School Resource Officer for Richmond County Schools,” said Leak. “Major Rush has earned the respect of his peers, staff, students, principals and superintendents of Richmond County Schools.”

On Thursday, Richmond County Schools' School Resource Officer Mike Rush was promoted to major. Rush began working for the district in 2014 after retiring from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.