Rockin the Rock

Rockin the Rock, on July 13-14, in memory of Officer James Humby from the Richmond County Sheriff Department. The event is at Rockingham Dragstrip, with attendees from across the East Coast. The vendor fee covers both days, but attendance is not mandatory for both. Set-up is available on Friday from 4-7 PM. Vendor alley opens at 9:30 AM on Saturday and 10 AM on Sunday, with early access at 7:30 AM on Saturday for those who didn’t set up on Friday. If vending isn’t for you, we’re also seeking sponsors and donations for raffle or swag items. Your support is greatly appreciated. For inquiries, please contact me.

James Hamby was a committed person who, upon finishing high school, joined the USMC and completed Marine Corps boot camp on December 3, 2005. He proceeded to the Marine Corps’ School of Infantry and then joined the 3rd Battalion 4th Marines in 29 Palms, California, in March 2006. His service included two deployments to Al Anbar province for Operation Iraqi Freedom, engaging in numerous patrols and operations. In 2009, he returned and served as a Combat Instructor at The Basic School (TBS) in Quantico, Virginia. He later joined the Marine Corps Information Operations Center (MCIOC), becoming one of the first nine Marine Psychological Operations Non-Commissioned Officers. After graduating from the Army Psychological Operations course in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, he deployed with the first Marine PSYOP unit in Afghanistan in October 2011, aiding the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines.

Returning from his final deployment in 2012, James was invited to try out for the Marine Corps Body Bearers and was subsequently stationed at Marine Barracks in Washington D.C., where he honored Marines and their families during funerals at Arlington National Cemetery, participating in about 100 funerals over 18 months. He then served as a Platoon Sergeant in Guard Company, ensuring the safety and security of the Commandant of the Marine Corps and senior Generals. In 2014, he transferred to Presidential Security Duty with the Marine Security Company in Camp David, Maryland, where he continued his distinguished service.

After his tenure in the Marine Corps, he dedicated his life to serving the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. Beginning as a Deputy in 2017, he rapidly advanced to Detective in just eighteen months. He faithfully served the Richmond County community in this capacity until his final day. James was passionate about his community, took pleasure in assisting others, and consistently sought ways to advance his career. This month, he reached a significant achievement by obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Southern New Hampshire University.

Thank you again,

Christine Painter


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Jul 13 - 14 2024


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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jul 13 - 14 2024
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Rockingham Dragway
133 LG Dewitt Rd, Marston, NC 28363
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