Law Enforcement

GSP Makes NC Trooper an Honorary GA State Trooper After Motorcycle Wreck

The Georgia State Patrol recently doled out an honor to a fellow Trooper from North Carolina.

14-year veteran North Carolina Trooper Chris Wooten was paid a visit by Colonel Chris Wright, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, and made an honorary Georgia State Trooper last week. Lt Colonel William Hitchens was also present for the presentation of the certificate. 

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol posted about the honor on their Facebook page:

Trooper Chris Wooten has been an inspiration to countless individuals during the course of his journey. The NCSHP family continues to rally in support and prayer for Chris and his family.On behalf of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, thank you to Georgia Department of Public Safety for this gracious gesture of support to one of North Carolina’s finest.

Wooten was injured in a motorcycle crash in July 2019 during a pursuit and began receiving treatment in Charlotte before moving to Georgia to expand access to the state’s facilities, including Atlanta’s Shepherd Center. The family has called Georgia home as their own home continues to be modified to accommodate Wooten’s needs. He has been paralyzed from the neck down since the wreck. 

Jessica Szilagyi

Jessica Szilagyi is Publisher of TGV News She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement and corrections She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and a commentator on the 'Let Me Tell You Why You're Wrong Podcast.' Sign up for her weekly newsletter:

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