Funeral arrangements have been made for a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper killed Monday night. Trooper John S Horton died after his brother, also a trooper, reportedly crashed into him in his patrol car while responding to the call. The motorcyclist that had been pulled over, also perished in the collision.
The body of Trooper Horton will be carried by the NC Troopers Association Caisson Unit on Friday. Services held Friday on the campus of Isothermal Community College. The funeral held at 5 pm.
This is an unimaginable tragedy for the Horton family as well as the family of the motorcyclist. This is still being investigating. It is a somber reminder that no matter what you do for a living, always embrace your loved ones as if it is the last time you will see them.
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“Our hearts are broken with the loss of our friend and brother, Trooper John Horton” said Colonel Freddy L Johnson Jr ., commander of the State Highway Patrol. “For all involved in this tragic event the coming days will undoubtedly be difficult bu we are committed to stand alongside with them with our thoughts, prayers and unwavering support” . This according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol Facebook page.