Three new troopers who graduated Friday from the 141st Basic Patrol School of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol have been assigned to Johnston County.
The troopers completed 29 weeks of extensive academic and physical training. They received their official oaths during a ceremony at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary.
Trooper David Keith Douglas II, who is from Johnston County, has been assigned to the C-6 patrol district in Johnston County.
Troopers Zachary Barden Price and Daniel Preston Tucker, both from Wayne County, have also been assigned to Johnston County.
Colonel Glenn M. McNeill Jr. told the 48 new troopers who graduated from the patrol school, “Never slacken in your devotion to serving this great state. Remember, you chose this career primarily to help others, reduce collisions and make the highways of North Carolina as safe as possible. As we send these men and women on their new journey, our entire agency shares in the excitement they have for wanting to serve the citizens of North Carolina.”
The new troopers will report to their duty stations on August 23rd to begin a rigorous field training program.