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Two Highway Patrol troopers fired

Posted May 5, 2011
Updated May 6, 2011

— Two North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers based in Fayetteville have been fired, officials said Thursday.

Trooper Hubert Sealey, 45, and Lt. Michael Faison, 42, were dismissed Tuesday following an internal investigation into "non-criminal personnel issues," officials said. No other details were released.

Sealey, who also is a Robeson County commissioner, has been with the patrol since January 2003 and was assigned to the Motor Carrier Enforcement Division.

Faison has been with the patrol since November 1991 and was assigned to Troop B headquarters.


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  • deputyfife May 6, 2011

    i wonder who was fired from macdonald's and maybe target yesterday?

  • leannemr2 May 6, 2011

    a lot of people could be fired for excessive cell phone use these days, doesnt matter who you work for. If they all did NC unemployment rates would skyrocket.

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  • silencedogood May 6, 2011

    FACT: They were fired for "excessive personal cell phone usage at work"....

  • leannemr2 May 6, 2011

    I bet Bojangles fire someone yesterday also, and about 100 other places let someone go as well. And no, its not public knowledge because it was not criminal it was a PERSONNEL issue...This is starting to get really childish WRAL.

  • DizzyDaphnee May 5, 2011

    I think the public does have a right to know of the comings and goings of law enforcement over their jurisdiction. It is reported simply as fact, no judgment was perceived when I read the article, I don't see the shame or non news that others have expressed.

  • Sherlock May 5, 2011

    Something must be up, I have worked with these individuals and they were very easy going and seem very stright.

  • Proud Airman May 5, 2011

    I'm sure somehow this can be blamed on Purdue and/or Obama. (sarcasm) This story is disappointing in two ways. 1) Sad to see LEOs screw up the lives of them and their families. Now they will have a hard time getting any kind of job anywhere. 2) There is literally no information here; not much of a story.

  • LuvLivingInCary May 5, 2011

    when you see the state..ie teachers or LEO...saying it's a personel issue...just watch they are hiding something big.

  • The7thSeal May 5, 2011

    "Here you go again WRAL, railroading LEO's. For all you know, they got fired for being late everyday. Honestly... sometimes there is "no story".


    Although i see what you are trying to say.Most people who go through BLT are responsible enough to atleast show up to work on time everyday.If they showed up to work everyday late that "discipline" wouldn't of made it pass BLT.