Virginia State Police Motor Carrier Safety troopers also participated in the traffic safety initiative by conducting roving patrols in and around Norton and Wise. Their efforts netted several speeders.
“Typically the Sunday after Thanksgiving is a busy day for travel throughout Southwest Virginia and our main focus is to always prevent traffic crashes and fatalities,” said 1st Sgt. Jack Baldridge, Virginia State Police Area 30 Commander. “With that in mind and as part of our participation in the holiday’s Operation Combined Accident Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E.), these initiatives were to remind drivers of the importance of safe driving and to reassure motorists that state and local police are dedicated to making our roads safer for everyone.”
PHOTO ATTACHED: (Left to right) Wise Police Officer Charles Parsons, VA State Police Motor Carrier Trooper J.T. Funk, VA State Police Trooper B.K. Turner, VA State Police Trooper C.T. Roberts, VA State Police Trooper M.E. Brooks II, VA State Police Safety Division Trooper G.C. Bell Jr., VA State Police Trooper J. Serrac, Norton Police Officer Bret Freeman and VA State Police Motor Carrier Trooper J.P. Flanary.