Mt. Rushmore with Justin Stirewalt, Surry County, NC Sheriff’s Office

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Justin Stirewalt

Detective at Surry County, NC Sheriff’s Office

Connect: LinkedIn

Surry County attractions (with eats) 

  1. Downtown Mount Airy (Take a Mayberry Squad Car Tour & eat a Pork Chop Sandwich at Snappy Lunch)
  2. Historic Rockford (Check out the circa-1800s former county seat & eat a Bologna & Cheese sandwich at the Rockford General Store)
  3. Pilot Mountain (Or drive to the top if you’re not a hiker & pack a picnic)
  4. Tour the world’s largest open-face granite quarry in Mount Airy (then go to the Dairy Center and eat a Ground Steak Sandwich or to O’Dell’s Sandwich Shop and eat a Burger Basket)

Fall activities

  1. Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway and look at the changing leaves
  2. Go to the Pumpkin Festival in Elkin, NC
  3. Visit a Wilkes County, NC apple orchard
  4. Take children to a corn maze


  1. In the Heat of the Night
  2. Field of Dreams
  3. Courageous
  4. The Great Escape

Career goals

  1. Complete Masters of Public Administration (currently in UNC-Chapel Hill’s online program)
  2. Work toward administrative role within my agency
  3. Build a leadership development program for young people in my agency
  4. Retire having left a legacy that inspires others to serve


  1. College Basketball (Go UNC Tarheels)
  2. NHL (Go Penguins)
  3. MLB (Go Yankees)
  4. College Football (Go Irish)