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State Trooper Receives Recognition For Valor

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SMITHFIELD, N.C. — N.C. Highway Patrol State Trooper D. B. Finch received the Highway Patrol's award for valor Friday morning in Smithfield.

Finch also received the Department of Crime Control and Public Safety's commendation award.

In January 2003, Finch pulled two children from a burning vehicle, and saved at least one child's life.

Finch was off duty at the time.

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