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NC Highway Patrol Patch
Resided: Mooresboro NC, USA
Born: Nov. 17, 1979  
Fallen: Jan. 03, 2022
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 42 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: NC DPS State Highway Patrol - NC
512 N Salisbury St  
Raleigh, NC   27604   USA
(919)733-7952
County: Wake
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Trooper
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Accident - Police
Weapon Class: Vehicle
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 15 years
Bio: Not Available
Survived by:
Wife
and six children

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: Mooresboro NC   USA
Summary: Trooper John Horton was struck and killed by a patrol car while conducting a traffic stop near the intersection of High Shoals Church Road and Goodes Grove Church Road in Mooresboro at about 9:00 pm.

Trooper Horton had detained the driver of the vehicle and was standing on the shoulder of the roadway with the subject. Another trooper arriving on scene to back him up lost control of his patrol car and collided with Trooper Horton's patrol car, which was then pushed into Trooper Horton and the detained subject. The detained subject died at the scene and Trooper Horton died after being transported to a hospital in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The area the crash occurred had experienced snow and sleet throughout the day.

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