Carl Sasser, 71, named New Hanover County’s Deputy of the Year in 2011

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Carl E. Sasser
Carl E. Sasser

Detective Sgt. Carl Sasser, 71, died early morning Monday, June 6, 2016, after a life of service and sacrifice.

Mr. Sasser spent the adult years of his life protecting others, even as he raised and provided for a beloved family. Those years of service included volunteering as a firefighter and EMT with Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company in Newark, Del.

After moving to Wilmington, he became a special deputy with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, spending his final years working as a detective in the Crime Scene Investigations Unit. He took great pride in his work, earning numerous accolades for his efforts to bring dangerous people to justice. He was also honored with a lifesaving award, and was named New Hanover County’s Deputy of the Year in 2011.

Prior to working full time with the Sheriff’s Office, Sasser spent 20 years working at DuPont’s Cape Fear Plant, retiring in 1996.

He joins on the other side his parents, Gene and Mary; daughter, Michelle; and grandson, Tyler.

He is survived by his loving wife, June; daughter, Shannon; son Brian; and four grandsons and a granddaughter.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation Chapel, 1535 S. 41st St., Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in Carl Sasser’s name to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Company, or by donating blood to the American Red Cross.

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