Troopers, citizens get awards

Posted September 1, 2009 2:41 p.m. EDT

The North Carolina Highway Patrol honored three troopers and two citizens Tuesday afternoon.

Rueben F. Young, secretary of the N.C. Department of Crime Control and Public Safety, and Col. Randy Glover, commander of the highway patrol, presented the following awards:

Trooper Chastity R. Davis received the CCPS Meritorious Service Award and the Highway Patrol Meritorious Award for participation in a crackdown on street racing in Guilford and Forsyth counties.

Lt. Charles R. Lee and Trooper S G. McKeel took home the CCPS Commendation Award and the Highway Patrol Samaritan Award for performing life-saving CPR to a distressed motorist on U.S. Highway 64 in Wake County.

Jamie Bennett and Mendy Grenier got the Citizen Life Saving Award for their willingness to assist patrol members in a time of need.