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Overwhelming Support For Injured Trooper Hurt On Job

RALEIGH, NC (August 9, 2019) — On the morning of July 22, Trooper Chris Wooten was seriously injured as a result of a motor vehicle collision that occurred near the intersection of Tuckaseegee Road and Edgewood Road in Charlotte.  Since the crash, Wooten has been hospitalized, receiving around-the-clock care due to the serious nature of his injuries.

On Thursday, August 8, Wooten was transported from Carolinas Medical Center (CMC Main) in Charlotte to Shepherd Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta, where he will continue his treatment process.  Several members of the SHP Motor Unit accompanied Wooten to the airport, providing an escort to ensure his safe arrival.  Other SHP members joined Chris and his family as they boarded the medically equipped airplane required for the one-hour flight.

As Wooten and his family arrived in Atlanta, members from the Georgia State Patrol’s Motor Unit were on site, waiting to escort the Wooten family to their new place of hope.

“The overwhelming amount of support offered by our law enforcement partners, medical staff, other first responders and the public is unmatched and truly expresses the appreciation for Chris’ law enforcement service,” said Colonel Glenn McNeill Jr., commander of the State Highway Patrol.  “I want to personally thank every person who has assisted the Wooten family thus far as I know they are extremely grateful.”

For those wishing to offer assistance to the Wooten family, an account under Christopher and Sharon Wooten Special Account has been established at the NC State Employees Credit Union. Those wishing to make a donation can do so by visiting any NCSECU branch.  In addition to this account, a GoFundMe account has been created and can be visited at the following link:

www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-trooper-chris-wooten