The Transylvania Times -

By Matt McGregor
Staff Writer 

Governor Honors State Trooper – Brevard NC


October 3, 2016

William Hemphill

N.C. State Trooper William Hemphill has received the 2016 Governor's Excellence for Public Service award.

The award honors those state employees who exceed his or her service requirements.

"He's one of 16 recipients across the state to win the award," said Lt. Jeff Gordon, a public information officer with the Highway Patrol. "He got it for how he responded to an incident in which a 7-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike."

Hemphill, a Transylvania County resident, responded to the accident on March 2, in which a child had been hit by a car while riding out of his...

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