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Sheriff Terminates Deputy After Internal Investigation

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Office of the Sheriff of Harnett County

Sheriff  Wayne Coats

PO Box 399

175 Bain Street, Lillington, NC 27546

Phone:  910-893-9111 • Fax: 910-893-6450


News Release


July 6, 2016

After receiving information concerning the activities of Paul Shane Durazo, a Detective, I ordered an Internal Investigation. On June 23, 2016, Detective Durazo was terminated from the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office.   On June 23, 2016, I informed  District Attorney Vernon Stewart of the results of the Internal Investigation.   We concluded based on the internal investigation that we would ask for the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation to conduct an investigation to determine if any criminal activity has occurred.


I am not able to provide any additional information because of the on-going investigations.


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