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.