State Highway Patrol Memorial Service Fallen Members Honored For Sacrifice

RALEIGH

The State Highway Patrol held a memorial service today to honor the 62 members killed in the line of duty since the patrol’s inception in 1929.

The service began with remarks provided by Col. Glenn McNeill, who welcomed the attending family members of those being honored. After each fallen member’s name was read, a ceremonial wreath was posted at the patrol’s monument, located at the training academy in Garner.

“I am proud of the service demonstrated by each member”, said Colonel Glenn McNeill, Commander of the Highway Patrol. “We can never repay our debt to them; this morning’s service is but a token of remembrance – honoring their service to North Carolina.”

The service concluded with the patrol’s honor guard conducting a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps.

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