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Raleigh police chief, wounded warrior to attend Obama speech

Posted February 12, 2013 12:41 p.m. EST
Updated February 12, 2013 12:42 p.m. EST

— Two people with Triangle ties have been invited to attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill Tuesday night.

Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown was invited to sit with Democratic 4th District Congressman David Price. He said he wants to finds ways to combat juvenile crime with Deck-Brown, who assumed command of the Raleigh Police Department last month.

"As a father and a grandfather, I am very interested in exploring new and innovative partnerships between Congress and local law enforcement to keep our schools, neighborhoods and communities safe and supportive places for our young people," Price said in a statement.

Deck-Brown said she plans to use her time in Washington, D.C., to begin developing collaborations that could help her department.

First lady Michelle Obama invited Marine Sgt. Carlos Evans of Cameron to sit with her during the speech. They first met while he was recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington after losing his legs and left hand in Afghanistan.