Highway Patrol trooper honored

Posted May 6, 2008

— Trooper J. L. Thorpe of the N.C. Highway Patrol was honored Tuesday with the department’s second highest award for heroism for performing CPR on a crash victim on Jan. 23, 2008.

“Trooper Thorpe went above and beyond the normal call of duty on this occasion in an attempt to possibly save others. This level of service exemplifies what it means to be a state trooper -- to serve others,” said Colonel W. Fletcher Clay, Highway Patrol commander.


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  • dmtmom May 9, 2008

    Awesome to hear some good news...let's make good news a headline story too!!!

  • EricaSliver May 6, 2008

    Good on ya, mate! Great to hear!

  • level-headed-one May 6, 2008

    Nice to finally hear something GOOD about a LEO. Good job, Trooper Thorpe and good job to WRAL for posting this story.

  • Just the facts mam May 6, 2008

    Good job Trooper Thorpe!!!

    Thanks to WRAL for publishing this story.

  • fritobandito May 6, 2008

    Trooper Thorpe, you have my highest admiration and praise. To be one of NC's finest/along with our military says a lot. To use the training in a most difficult situations means the world to us civi's out here shows all you hard work does pay off....

  • garnertoy May 6, 2008

    good job trooper thrope