There’s an effort to get a Wayne County bridge named after a fallen state trooper.
At Tuesday’s meeting, Wayne County Board of Commissioners Chairman Wayne Aycock read the proclamation asking the NCDOT to name the O’Berry Road Bridge over U.S. 117 in honor of Trooper Nolan J. Sanders.
Trooper Sanders was on duty in Wayne County during the evening of March 27th, 2020, when his patrol vehicle ran off the road on I-795 near mile marker 19.5. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sanders was born in Wayne County, and he was a five-year veteran with the State Highway Patrol.
He was also a member of the Indian Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
Read the full resolution below.