Sgt. David Ruby will be recognized by the Special Olympics organization Monday during the regular meeting of the Matthews Town Board. Ruby will be honored for his work in leading the Matthews Police Department’s efforts to raise funds for the Special Olympics organization for the last three years. This year the department raised $12,250 – the 15th highest amount collected by any agency in North Carolina. In 2007, the department was 17th in the state, and in 2006, 34th in the state.

Roy Forrest, Vice President of Development for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, will make the presentation to Sgt. Ruby. The Torch Run is one of the primary ways law enforcement officials collect funds for the Special Olympics Program.

Ruby is also active with the DARE program. He completed his basic law enforcement training at Central Piedmont Community College. Ruby began his career in law enforcement with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department. He joined the Matthews Police Department in 1995. He has worked as an officer in the patrol, K-9, and traffic units. He was named a Sergeant in Patrol in 2005. He and his wife, Michelle, have two sons.