A Johnston County state trooper is being credited for going above and beyond the call of duty to assist a driver who had fallen ill.
On May 4th, Ann Moore Hine of Goldsboro was traveling on US 70 near Smithfield when she became dizzy. Hine was able to get her car stopped on the shoulder of the roadway but still needed help.
Within minutes, she spotted a Highway Patrol car and motioned for help. Trooper Joshua Kiser stopped.
With his assistance, she was able to park her car at a nearby gas station and then he offered to drive her home to Goldsboro. Fortunately, Hine was able to contact her husband and Trooper Kiser drove her to the Wayne County Highway Patrol Station where he was waiting.
In a letter to JoCoReport.com, Hine wrote, “I share this incident because so many people think the only thing Troopers do is give out speeding tickets, but that is only a small part of their job. They are on the road to keep our roads safe for all who travel, and will do whatever it takes to keep everyone safe.”
“I am so grateful to Trooper Kiser and want to take this opportunity to thank all the Troopers who work tirelessly every day to keep our roads safe. I hope you will take the time to thank them as well.”
First Sgt. V.E. Burton, commander of the Highway Patrol in Johnston County said he was not surprised by Kiser’s actions. “To me it is their job to look out for the motoring public. He recently transferred here. He’s only been here a short time but he is a veteran trooper. He is sharp and very professional. But it does not surprise me. But we are thankful to the people who recognize and acknowledge a trooper when they can.”
“It is not often enough that we hear of the many good things that law enforcement officers do on a daily basis,” stated Lt. Jeff Gordon, spokesman for the State Highway Patrol. “Many times our members go well beyond the scope of their work duties. The excellent service and dedication demonstrated by Trooper Joshua Kiser is a true reflection of the caliber of employees that we have within this great organization. His actions on that date truly defines what it means to protect and serve.”
Trooper Kiser told JoCoReport.com, “It is flattering but it is something any trooper would do any day. Somewhere in the state they may be doing it right now. It is what we are suppose to do.”