Mount Holly’s Police Chief retiring after 35 years

Mount Holly’s Don Roper will step down at the end of July, after 35 years of policing in Gaston County. Roper was a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2019.

“I want to thank Chief Roper for his many years of dedicated service to the City of Mount Holly,” said City Manager Miles Braswell in a press release. “The MHPD and the City as a whole have benefited tremendously with Chief in charge. He has worked tirelessly to consider others above himself and has made Mount Holly a safer place. His dedication to the police profession shows in the way he conducts himself, and this is reflective in the professional manner portrayed by the MHPD.”