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The Madison County Sheriff Office is searching for Devon Dakota Williams
July 5, 2015 3:59 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Devon Dakota Williams.

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The Franklin County Sheriff Office is searching for Jamella Cooley Johnson
July 4, 2015 4:16 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Jamella Cooley Johnson.

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is searching for Willie Lee Sherman
June 29, 2015 11:57 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Willie Lee Sherman.

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The Chatham County Sheriff is searching for Jordan Trogdon
June 24, 2015 8:47 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Jordan Trogdon.

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The Chapel Hill Police Department is searching for Roger Blair Hartsell
June 10, 2015 8:30 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Roger Blair Hartsell.

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The durham police is searching for TONY RAY GUNTER
June 2, 2015 9:28 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, TONY RAY GUNTER.

History  

1929 SHP Group

In 1921, 150,558 motor vehicles were registered in North Carolina.  By 1929, the number of registered vehicles increased to 503,590.  As the number of vehicles increased, so did the number of people killed in traffic accidents:  690 ideaths in 1929.

Traffic control was of such concern that in 1929 the General Assembly passed an act authorizing the establishment of a State Highway Patrol. The new organization was given statutory responsibility to patrol the highways of the state, enforce the motor vehicle laws, and assist the motoring public.

The organization was designed as a division of the State Highway Commission. The Highway Commission initially sent ten men (later designated as a captain and nine lieutenants) to Pennsylvania to attend the training school of the Pennsylvania State Police. Their mission was to study law, first aid, light adjustments, vehicle operation, and related subjects for use in North Carolina's first Patrol School.

An office was established in Raleigh to serve as state headquarters, and a district office was established in each of the nine highway districts. A lieutenant and three patrolmen were assigned to each district. All patrolmen were issued Harley Davidson motorcycles and the lieutenants drove Model A Ford Coupes. The Patrol commander was issued a Buick automobile.

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