Ten years ago, Kimberly MunleyÂ was an aspiring law enforcement officer andÂ enrolledÂ in the Basic Law EnforcementÂ program at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC program in August 1999.
Instructor Ricky Simpson remembers her as an “excellent studentÂ who wasÂ quick to smile and tackle any assignment.”
“She wasÂ small in stature, but very large in heart and determination. She would not be denied the opportunity to work in law enforcement.Â No matter the task -Â driving, defense tactics, building searches,Â firearmsÂ or the 30 other areas of study she was up to the task,” Simpson said.
CFCC’sÂ Basic Law Enforcement class was approximately 17 weeks at that time. After passingÂ the N.C. State certification examination in December 1999, she was certified to work in N.C.Â She was hired by the Wrightsville Beach Police DepartmentÂ and did well.