JIMMY B. BRITT
It is with deepest regret and sorrow that we notify our friends and supporters of the death of the inimitable Jimmy B. Britt, who passed away on October 19, 2008, having just turned age 70.
Mr. Britt spent 40 years of his life as a loyal law enforcement officer, a Deputy United States Marshal and military man. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army and began his law enforcement career with the Smithfield Police Department, was then appointed as Johnston County's first ABC Officer, and also served as an ALE Officer until his appointment as a Deputy U.S. Marshal. He rose through the ranks of the U.S. Marshals Service, from a Deputy to the position of Criminal investigator,
and then Inspector/Instructor at the Fedral Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, GA, and Supervisor of Operations for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Mr. Britt retired from the U.S. Department of Justice in November, 1990, and was then appointed
Johnston County, North Carolina's first Jail Administrator, serving in that capacity for six years.
In total, Mr. Britt served 40 years in the military and in law enforcement, with honor and distinction.
Aside from many loving, long-time friends, Mr. Britt's passing will be deeply mourned by his family, in which he took great pride, and by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting and knowing him.
Mr. Britt spent his final years with friends and family, enjoying his porch and yard and quiet time reflecting on his life, as much as he could given the limitations of CHF (Congestive Heart Failure)
Our hearts go out to the Britt family, and our hearts are forever with a courageous man that we will never forget- and to whom we will be forever grateful for being the forthright man that he always was.
Mr. Britt is survived by his wife Nancy, his five children, and six grandchildren, and his two siblings. He is also survived by his faithful pet and companion, Katie.
Jeffrey and Kathryn MacDonald
and the MacDonald Defense