State Highway Patrol Trooper Shot During Pursuit

Last Updated on December 15, 2021 8:27 am

YANCEY COUNTY- A preliminary investigation has revealed that on Tuesday, December 14 at approximately 4:25 p.m., a member of the State Highway Patrol was shot while assisting an allied law enforcement agency during a vehicle pursuit. The shooting occurred as the member was preparing to deploy a tire deflation device near the area of US19 and Newdale Church Rd in Yancey County.

Trooper Kevin E. Glenn, a nine-year veteran assigned to Mitchell County, was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect is not at large and there is no believed threat to the public at this time.

“This serves as a continued reminder of the dangers our Troopers face and the sacrifices they make for the communities they serve” said Colonel Freddy L. Johnson Jr., commander of the State Highway Patrol. “Now is the time to pray for Trooper Glenn, his family and our Patrol family during this difficult time.”

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