Ronald Kaye Rawlings honorably ended a tour of the US Army as a Military Policeman and began his career
as a Clayton Police Officer in North Carolina. After four and a half years as a Clayton Police Officer, he would pursue his
life long dream of being a North Carolina State Trooper. Although he was turned down three times by the
North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Ronald Rawlings would ultimately preserve in his goal and complete a 26 year career.
Ronald K. Rawlings retired from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol as a District First Sergeant and with a Master's
Degree in Administration.
Kaye Rawlings is the author of A Black Cop in the South. According to the book
description, “it is about a fascinating true story involving a young black man who was raised in a large single parent,
southern family home in North Carolina. Ronald Kaye Rawlings is the author and his dream as a young child was to be a North
Carolina State Trooper. He was able to achieve that goal and even more, but the road was filled with pitfalls, disappointments,
racism, and tragedy.”