HONORING POLICE CHIEF JAMES ``WOODY'' CHAVIS, JR. FOR 37 YEARS OF SERVICE; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 205
(Extensions of Remarks - December 18, 2019)

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   HONORING POLICE CHIEF JAMES ``WOODY'' CHAVIS, JR. FOR 37 YEARS OF 
                                SERVICE

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                          HON. RICHARD HUDSON

                           of north carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, December 18, 2019

  Mr. HUDSON. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Chief of Police 
James ``Woody'' Chavis, Jr. for 37 years of service to the City of 
Kannapolis, located in North Carolina's Eighth Congressional District.
  Chief Chavis is a compassionate leader and has been a stabilizing 
influence in the Kannapolis Police Department during a period of 
unprecedented growth. He began his career in 1974 with the United 
States Army Military Police and retires today as the Kannapolis Police 
Chief.
  As a small child, Chief Chavis dreamed of giving back to his 
community through law enforcement and joined the Kannapolis Police 
Department in 1983. He served in every division during his 
distinguished career and through his leadership, Kannapolis Police 
Department become a stand-alone organization, received national 
accreditation, and tripled in size. Chief Chavis prides himself on the 
City's low crime rate and on never having to fire his weapon.
  Chief Chavis has volunteered and served on numerous boards in 
pursuance of mental health and juvenile justice reforms. While most 
would be overwhelmed performing his duties with the Kannapolis Police 
Department, Chavis also worked for 17 years as NASCAR legend Dale 
Earnhardt's jackman on his pit crew.
  Chief Chavis now plans to spend more time with his wife of 19 years, 
Deena; daughter, Kaci; stepson, Shane; and beloved canine companions, 
Sadie and Major. He will continue to care for our community's elderly 
population and hopes to spend more time on the golf course. I know I 
speak for everyone in our community when I say we are truly grateful 
for his service and wish him a long and happy retirement.
  Madam Speaker, please join me today in honoring Chief James ``Woody'' 
Chavis, Jr. for his 37 years of service to our community.

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