Triad law enforcement responds to NC MP’s death in shooting

The most recent shooting in Wake County is the fourth this month in which a North Carolina law enforcement officer was killed or injured in the line of duty.

GUILFORD COUNTY, NC – Another North Carolina deputy was fatally shot in the line of duty.

The search for the shooter continues until Friday evening.

The Wake County Sheriff said someone shot K-9 Deputy Ned Byrd late Thursday night.

He died of his injuries.

This now marks seven officers killed in our state, in the past three weeks.

Law enforcement is confronted with these dangers on a daily basis.

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With so many incidents in such a short time, just as wounds begin to heal, another opens.

Triad law enforcement shared their perspective.

The most recent shooting in Wake County is the fourth this month in which a North Carolina law enforcement officer was killed or injured in the line of duty.

Two of those shootings took place in the Triad, and two sheriff’s offices said the cases hit too close to home.

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“It can happen here, it can happen anywhere,” Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page said. “That one alarm call, that hang-up 911 you go to, or that house call, maybe that someone is trying to hurt you.”

40 years of badge wearing. Four decades of community protection.

But after several weeks of attacks on law enforcement, Page said officers around the world still needed to have their heads on a swivel.

“You have to be ready when you serve those papers, when you do a traffic stop, when you go for a lunch break, you have to be on your toes because there are people here who don’t care,” Page said. . “It’s a small percentage, but that small percentage can end your life.”

Page saw this firsthand with his deputies.

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“We’ve had deputies in our agency who were shot in the line of duty,” Page said. “During my tenure here as a sheriff and when I was a deputy years ago in the sheriff’s office, but we had deputies who were shot and we’re very lucky that none of our deputies lost life.”

sergeant. Southern has worked in the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office for two decades.

In recent years, he has seen more criticism and hostility towards his profession.

He wants more people to realize that they are just doing their job.

“The more I see it, the more we need to educate people, hey, we’re trying to help people,” Southern said.

“These are tough times in North Carolina, and these are tough times for our nation, and people need to wake up,” Page said.

Law enforcement officers know the dangers of their job, they pray it never takes them away from their families.

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