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Trooper killed in wreck to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Posted November 30, 2008 5:41 p.m. EST

— 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.