State Highway Patrol Employees and Civilians Receive Departmental Awards

NC HIGHWAY PATROLRALEIGH – Colonel Bill Grey, commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and Kieran Shanahan, secretary of the Department of Public Safety presented several employees and civilians with awards from the department in a ceremony held today at the SBI Auditorium located in Raleigh.  The awards given included the NCDOT Award, Citizens Appreciation Award, Samaritan Award, Meritorious Award and Humanitarian Award.

Secretary Shanahan said, “In addition to their dedicated service to the state, these recipients’ exemplary actions make them most deserving of these prestigious awards.”

“Each of these employees and civilians is to be commended on their actions and contributions to the citizens of the state of North Carolina and to our department,” said Grey.

Awards and Recipients:

NCDOT Award

  • Captain David L. Allen, Troop H Headquarters – Monroe, NC

Citizen Appreciation Award

  • Dean Colburn, Plymouth, NC
  • Michael W. Hawkins, East Bend, NC
  • Jennifer L. Mashburn, Burnsville, NC

Samaritan Award

  • Trooper Michael J. Miles, Troop B District 7 – Lumberton, NC
  • Trooper Michael G. Conley, Troop C District 2 – Goldsboro, NC
  • Trooper Stephen F. Fortner, Troop F District 4 – Statesville, NC

Meritorious Award

  • Lieutenant Christopher T. Woodard, Special Operations (Aviation) – Raleigh, NC

Meritorious Group Service Award (Trooper Challenge Mud Run Committee)

  • Trooper Thomas D. Darnell Jr, Troop D District 5 – Graham, NC
  • Trooper Brian N. Leventhal, Troop D District 9 – Greensboro, NC
  • Trooper Howard E. Johnson, Troop D District 7 – Hillsborough, NC
  • Trooper John T. Cobb, Troop D District 9 – Greensboro, NC
  • Trooper William A. Dees, Troop D District 6, Asheboro, NC
  • Office Assistant IV Dawn M. Berry, Troop D District 7 – Hillsborough, NC
  • Automotive Body Mechanic Jody J. Patterson, Troop D Headquarters – Greensboro, NC
  • Automotive Maintenance Mechanic Jeffrey B. Newell, Troop D Headquarters – Greensboro, NC
  • Sergeant Marcus L. Emmert, Troop D District 9 – Greensboro, NC

Meritorious Group Service Award: Firearms Training

  • Sergeant Colin A. Maultsby, Troop F, District 3 – Lenoir, NC
  • Sergeant James S. Cox, Troop F, District 2 – Wilkesboro, NC
  • Sergeant Mark D. Guess, Troop F, District 9 – Newton, NC
  • Sergeant Kenneth B. Joines, Troop F, District 4 – Statesville, NC
  • Trooper David W. Hollars, Troop F, District 2 – Wilkesboro, NC
  • Trooper David W. Church, Troop F, District 3 – Lenoir, NC
  • Trooper Gregory D. Jones, Troop F, District 4 – Statesville, NC

Meritorious Group Service Award: Internal Affairs Process

  • Captain Charles V. Ward, Internal Affairs Unit – Raleigh, NC
  • Lieutenant Jeffrey O. Holmes, Internal Affairs Unit – Raleigh, NC
  • Lieutenant Donna R. Carter, Internal Affairs Unit – Raleigh, NC
  • First Sergeant William L. Dancy, Jr., Internal Affairs Unit – Raleigh, NC
  • First Sergeant Tyrone A. Ross, Internal Affairs Unit – Raleigh, NC
  • Donna M. Birckbichler, Internal Affairs Unit – Raleigh, NC
  • Candace D. Covington, Internal Affairs Unit – Raleigh, NC

Meritorious Group Service Award: Motor Carrier Enforcement Initiative

  • Trooper Kendell E. Jackson, Troop E, District 9 – Salisbury, NC
  • Trooper Eric M. Todd, Troop E, District 9 – Salisbury, NC
  • Trooper Dennis R. Brackman, Jr., Troop E, District 9 – Salisbury, NC

Meritorious Group Service Award: Accreditation On-site Team

  • Diana Curtis, Accreditation Unit – Raleigh, NC
  • Sergeant Todd M. Koehler, Accreditation Unit – Raleigh, NC
  • Sergeant Jeffrey L. Miller, Accreditation Unit – Raleigh, NC
  • Sergeant Rudolph B. Baker, Troop C, District 1 – Rocky Mount, NC
  • Lieutenant Teia M. Poulin, Personnel Unit – Raleigh, NC

Humanitarian Award Group Service Award

  • Sergeant Joheliah D. Wilson, Troop H, District 3 – Monroe, NC
  • Trooper Allen T. Johnson, Troop H, District 9 – Monroe, NC
  • Telecommunication Center Supervisor Robert A. Currie, Troop H – Monroe, NC

Humanitarian Award

  • Lieutenant Teia M. Poulin, Personnel Unit – Raleigh, NC

“Each Trooper and civilian went beyond the normal call of duty, and demonstrated outstanding judgment,” said Col. Grey. “This level of service exemplifies what it means to be a state employee and citizen of this great state.”

The Citizen Appreciation Award is recognizes a citizen who significantly contributed to the success and mission of the Highway Patrol as well as the quality and morale of the organization.

The Highway Patrol Samaritan Award is given an award bestowed to a member of the Patrol who went beyond the call of duty to aid or assist a fellow citizen.

The Highway Patrol Meritorious Award is given by the Patrol to a member who serves the state of North Carolina in an outstanding manner.

The Highway Patrol Humanitarian Award recognizes an employee for outstanding volunteer public service that significantly contributes to individuals, groups, organizations, or communities in North Carolina.

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