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Trooper killed in wreck to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Posted November 30, 2008

— State Trooper Andrew “AJ” Stocks, who died in a wreck in Wake County, will be buried Monday afternoon at Arlington National Cemetery.

Stocks, 43, died in a collision with a garbage truck on Ten-Ten Road in Garner on Sept. 9. Investigators said Stocks lost control of his cruiser while responding to another wreck.

Stocks graduated from Cary High School in 1983, served as a Marine in Afghanistan and completed an 18-month tour of duty in Iraq with the Army Reserves. He joined the Highway Patrol in 2004.

Stocks is survived by his wife, Liane, and a stepdaughter – who friends say he referred to as his daughter. He was the 60th state trooper to die in the line of duty.

A memorial fund for Stocks' family was established at the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union. Donations can be mailed to NCSECU, Attn: Sherri Cannady, P.O. Box 450, Garner, NC 27529.


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  • Americanpatriot Dec 1, 2008

    God Bless his soul and protect his family!

  • Adelinthe Dec 1, 2008


    Praying for your loved ones.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

    USMC Sergeant


  • chickentender63 Dec 1, 2008

    Thank you so much for your dedication and service Trooper. Prayers to your family!

  • hywilson Dec 1, 2008

    What a wonderful honor! Rest In Peace Hero!!

  • kimmyrn6 Dec 1, 2008

    Rest in Peace, AJ, Rest in Peace. . .

  • Historian snuck back in Dec 1, 2008

    "Its nice they are going to bury him in Arlington, but he was killed back in Sept, why is it taking so long to bury him?"

    It's very hard to get buried in Arlington anymore, they were probably waiting for approval.

    This man deserves to be buried there as much as anyone, he dedicated his entire adult life to serving and protecting others!!!

    Godspeed A.J.!!!

  • SilverWolf Dec 1, 2008

    Rest in Peace, my friend.

  • Just the facts mam Dec 1, 2008


  • garnertoy Dec 1, 2008

    because theres a waiting list because so many people are being buried there.

  • sayitoutloud Dec 1, 2008

    Its nice they are going to bury him in Arlington, but he was killed back in Sept, why is it taking so long to bury him?