N.C. Highway Patrol honors members killed in line of duty
N.C. State Highway Patrol members salute during Tuesday's remembrance ceremony in Garner.
Special to SVLfreenews.com
The N.C. State Highway Patrol held a memorial service on Tuesday 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 Col. 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.