A Watauga County man is among the 48 new North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers.
Shane Talbot, and fellow graduates, took part in the graduation ceremony for the 141st basic highway patrol school in Cary on Friday. The ceremony ended 29 weeks of extensive academic and physical training, according to NCSHP. Talbot will serve in Mecklenburg County.
The oath of office was administered by Judge Wanda G. Bryant, North Carolina Court of Appeals. Pamela Cashwell, Chief Deputy Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and Colonel G. M. McNeill Jr., commander of the State Highway Patrol provided remarks.
“Never slacken in your devotion to serving this great state. Remember, you chose this career primarily to help others, reduce collisions and make the highways of North Carolina as safe as possible,” said Col. Glenn M. McNeill Jr. “As we send these men and women on their new journey, our entire agency shares in the excitement they have for wanting to serve the citizens of North Carolina.”
The cadets will report to their respective duty stations on Wednesday, August 23rd to begin a rigorous field training program.