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Wayne County deputy involved in wreck

Posted July 13, 2009
Updated July 14, 2009

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— A Wayne County deputy was involved in a wreck Monday evening on New Hope and Mark Edwards roads in Goldsboro, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputy Blake Ferrell, 23, has been on the force two years. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and was released, according to authorities.

He crashed while on his way to assist a Highway Patrol trooper who was involved in a scuffle with a prisoner, according to Capt. Dwayne Edwards.

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  • premier Jul 15, 2009

    jlh4jdj = I appreciate you trying to give it to the them pesky Troopers. How exactly did you get that license plate number off that Troopers car after he ran you off the road doing over 80 mph?

  • jennaferrell Jul 14, 2009

    i do know the facts and i know if my life were in danger i wouldnt want someone coming to save me in a timely fashion...officers put thier lives on the line for citizens everyday and you should all be thankful we have people brave enough to do that job...so you should stop judging what happened when you have no idea what you are talking about

  • leo-nc Jul 14, 2009

    "What do you think????... in an effort to keep this from ever happening again, I would instruct all leo's to drive not faster than the speed limit at all times no matter what the circumstances--shooting, stabbing, burglary, etc... and when they are on routine patrol, write every vehicle they see a speeding ticket starting at 1 mph over the limit, never give a warning, and hammer the public just like they hammer us!!...That way, noone can complain about anything...I'm not joking"----

    Sounds like a good plan to me. I would rather not have to drive fast anyways.

  • think1st Jul 14, 2009

    Oh yeah, instead of the trooper fighting until another officer arrives, just use deadly force against anyone that resist arrest because your backup is driving 55 mph. The deputy made a mistake, I hope he reads these posts and realizes his only true friends wear badges.

  • leo-nc Jul 14, 2009

    "They should give him a speeding ticket for over speeding. He did not get there no faster just cost the tax payers dollars in getting a new vehicle. After he get well, give him a desk job."---

    Do you have a copy of the wreck report? Do you even know what happened yet? I didn't think so.......

  • think1st Jul 14, 2009

    What do you think????... in an effort to keep this from ever happening again, I would instruct all leo's to drive not faster than the speed limit at all times no matter what the circumstances--shooting, stabbing, burglary, etc... and when they are on routine patrol, write every vehicle they see a speeding ticket starting at 1 mph over the limit, never give a warning, and hammer the public just like they hammer us!!...That way, noone can complain about anything...I'm not joking

  • jlh4jdj Jul 14, 2009

    Eastern N.C. Native-Thanks for restating how some LEO's view the average citizen. Me and my wife don't matter but, catching the guy who ran a stop sign is most important.

  • krisandbruiser Jul 14, 2009

    Yeah, New Hope is a tough road in that area. Good thing it wasn't Hood Swamp and Mark Edwards, that's a real wicked curve. I called last week about a driver on 258N. I was going north behind this guy and he was all over the road. I called 911 and gave Pitt central the license # and discription and location, they passed me off to HP. HP's stock answer "we'll get someone to check on it". Yeah, right. I finally saw a Farmville officer, gave him the info and he got right on it as the guy was in Farmville by that time. When I called Pitt 911, why couldn't they get Pitt SO on it??????

  • Eastern N.C. Native Jul 14, 2009

    Seems like all you people stating the Officer should pay for the vehicle himself need a reality check.

    Accidents happen, that's why they're called accidents in the first place. This Officer, like so many others puts his life on the line on a daily basis... and all the majority of you can do is "hate" because you claim LEO's drive too fast.

    You don't see the full picture when passed by a LEO. Maybe he/she is on the way to a call and that's why they're driving over the posted speed limit; and certain natured calls are best handled with no lights or siren for CIVILIAN SAFETY CONCERNS. I'm not going to elaborate more on that.

    Have a heart people. I'm sure you're all just "perfect" drivers yourself eh?

  • Ibelieve Jul 14, 2009

    Also, to add to "thats great", you would also have to have good christian moral values. So, I also agree with your comments!!

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