Highway Patrol Announces Bridge Dedication for Fallen Trooper

Trooper Bobby Gene Demuth

RALEIGH, NC (September 6, 2016)…The North Carolina State Highway Patrol along with the N.C. Department of Transportation will conduct a bridge dedication ceremony to honor the heroic actions demonstrated by Trooper Bobby Gene Demuth.

On the morning of September 8, 2012, Trooper Demuth was tragically killed in the line of duty while assisting during a vehicle pursuit. The pursuit was initiated in Wake County after attempting to stop a vehicle operated by a motorist wanted for several felonious violations. The pursuit continued into Nash County on U.S. 64 where Trooper Demuth attempted to deploy spike strips. The operator of the fleeing vehicle swerved, striking Trooper Demuth while attempting to stop the pursuit.

“On September 8, 2012, Trooper Gene Demuth went to work doing what he truly loved; protecting and serving the citizens of this great state”, said Colonel Bill Grey, commander of the State Highway Patrol. “The dedication of the bridge over Red Oak Road on U.S. 64 in Nash County will remind us all of his ultimate sacrifice and honor his legacy.”

Trooper Demuth, a 12 year veteran of the State Highway Patrol, was assigned to the Rocky Mount Troop C District 1 office. Prior to his employment with the patrol, he served as a Wilson and Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Deputy. He also served as a United Sates Marine from 1988 to 1992.

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