GREAT NEWS COMING OUT OF NORTH CAROLINA : Trooper Daniel Harrell was released from Vidant Medical Center 2 days after being shot in the face. On Monday, Trooper Harrell had made a traffic stop. As he walked up to the car, the suspect opened fired striking Trooper Harrell in the face. A woman who was an off duty nurse, stayed by the side of Trooper Harrell to help stop the bleeding until backup could arrive. Earlier Today, Trooper Harrell was discharged from the Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. 3 people have been arrested in connection to the shooting. My prayers go out to Trooper Harrell as he begins the recovery process. Also a huge shoutout to the woman who had the courage to stop after seeing him bleeding from his face to help in any way she could. 🙏💙🖤
Behind the Scenes:
I was told that we don't get paid for what we do on a day to day basis, we get paid to handle the chaos once it hits.
What I do see though is that we get judged on what we do during our day to day. We are seen as disgruntled dispatchers stewing in our slightly lit dark dungeon not doing anything of significance at all outside of eating, watching tv & sitting on our butts answering the occasional phone call.
Yes that might be exactly what it looks like...but let me tell you that isnt what is going on. Our dungeon is dark because staring at 6 brightly lit computer screens for 12 hours a day is glaring into our eyes, adding more light than necessary causes eye strain which can also lead to massive headaches.
We eat when we can. What we hardly ever eat though is a warm meal. So whatever food you see next to us, is more than likely going to be that same meal hours later because we can not just unplug or "pretend" to be taking a call or writing paperwork to get a meal in.
What is going on in my dark little dispatch cave? There are at least 2 of us working. 1 answering ALL of the phones for the entire city & the other is on the radio. If we’re lucky we might have up to 5 people back there all working together. We’re anticipating how calls will end, where the officers should go next, we’re running warrants, previous contacts, vehicle plates & vins, entering missing people, taking them out of the system. Entering stolen, stored, repossessed vehicles in/out of the system. We’re getting our old school maps along with our CAD map (who sometimes decides to be accurate) along with our google map to check backing addresses & building a containment when someone runs from us. We’re calling for helicopters, canines & other agencies to assist us while that little piece of joy goes on and off the freeway while driving his stolen car.
There is down time but for a job that is so stagnant we sure are doing a ton of thinking speaking listening & taking action
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From Sherice Richardson on Facebook: “I didn’t want to post this until I knew they caught the shooter... but yesterday, on my way to pick up the baby from daycare I was coming around a curve & I saw blue lights. My first instinct was to slow down (I don’t need another speeding ticket). But as I came closer, I could not believe my eyes. This car was smoking with bullet holes in the windshield & I just couldn’t go past it (despite my past judgements of law enforcement). The officer was bleeding from his face & I knew I had to help him. I just had to stay with him until EMS arrived to take over. This is somebody’s son, brother, dad, uncle, etc... & he didn’t deserve to be shot like this trying to do his job. I watched my brother lay on concrete lifeless in hopes that he would get a second chance. I would not wish that pain on anyone’s family, especially in the line of duty. I pray this man pulls through with a full recovery & I pray they fry the man behind the gun. This was definitely a life changing experience for me. (This pic was taken after EMS took him away).”
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“A third-generation state trooper was shot during a Monday afternoon traffic stop, drawing sheriff’s deputies, police & troopers to the scene in a manhunt for the suspect that ended with a midnight surrender in the woods.
Trooper Daniel C. Harrell was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC with serious injuries but was expected to survive the shooting.
The suspect in Harrell’s shooting is John David Jones, according to Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities say Jones shot Harrell around 5:15 p.m. during a traffic stop on Haynes Road east of Elm City. Jones was driving a 1990s-model Jeep Cherokee, according to Samuel, who added he ditched the vehicle after wounding the trooper. Jones was captured around midnight after the N.C. Highway Patrol and Wilson County Sheriff's Office special response teams found him in a wooded area off Cattail Road near Weaver Road southeast of Elm City.
The Highway Patrol's aviation team, State Bureau of Investigation Fugitive Task Force, Greenville police and Wilson County Sheriff's Office K-9 Bruce assisted with Jones' capture, Samuel said.
Jones was wanted on charges including assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and assault on a law enforcement officer.
The shooting victim is a five-year Highway Patrol veteran assigned to Wilson County who comes from a long line of troopers. Harrell is the son of retired Highway Patrol Sgt. L.C. Harrell and the grandson of retired Trooper T.C. Cherry, according to a Monday night post on the North Carolina Highway Patrol Retirees Association’s Facebook page.
Emergency radio traffic indicating a trooper had been shot drew a swift law enforcement response, with troopers, deputies and police officers converging on the scene near Bridgersville Road. Several Highway Patrol cars parked on both sides of the road in front of Knights Trailer Repair. Troopers wearing black protective vests and carrying long guns ran into the fenced yard surrounding the businesses and checked each tractor-trailer cab and trailer with a flashlight.” Taken from the Wilson Times Facebook page article on Jan 14, 2018.