Johnston County State Trooper Jason Hare Retires

(Left to right) State Trooper Jason Hare is presented his Certificate of Retirement by Highway Patrol Commander Freddy L. Johnson, Jr. Photo by John Payne

A crowd of over 300 family, friends and co-workers came together at “The Farm” to celebrate the retirement of Johnston County State Highway Patrol Trooper, Jason Hare, Thursday night.

Family and friends gather for the retirement celebration of Johnston County State Trooper Jason Hare. Photo by John Payne

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol Commander, Freddy L. Johnson, Jr., presented Hare with the order of retirement along with Hare’s last service weapon, which is a Highway Patrol tradition. Hare also received North Carolina’s highest honor, “The Order of the Long Leaf Pine.”

State Trooper Jason Hare speaks during his retirement celebration. Photo by John Payne

Johnston County Sheriff, Steve Bizzell, also spoke to the crowd about the years spent working with Hare, giving the crowd a good laugh. Other’s spoke, relating fond memories and long ago experiences with Trooper Hare during his 28 year law enforcement career.

Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell speaks during Trooper Jason Hare’s retirement celebration. Photo by John Payne

Trooper Hare did not remain “retired” for long. The day following his last day with the Highway Patrol, he began working for the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office for the second time.


  1. Thank you Jason for your service to our great law enforcement organization, and I see you are continuing your career with our great Sheriff Bizzell and our awesome JoCo Sheriff Dept. May Gods Bless you and keep you and your fellow officers from harm. Thank you again

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