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Walker Honors State Trooper Mike Mitchell as Community Hero of the Month

January 4, 2018
Press Release

GRAHAM, N.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today honored Alamance County’s Mike Mitchell of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol as the Sixth District Community Hero of the Month for January 2018.  
 
Each month, Rep. Walker awards a constituent, business, or organization in his district for displaying extraordinary acts of service and for making a difference in the lives around them.
 
Trooper Mike Mitchell is a native of Alamance County and has been with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) for seven years. In addition to his commendable public service with the NCSHP, he selflessly volunteers his time to coach youth basketball in the community. Trooper Mitchell has coached with the church-organized Upward Sports program and is also a coach for the varsity basketball team at the Walter Williams High School in Burlington, N.C. He was recently presented the Trooper D.R. Bowick Trooper of the Year Award from his peers at the NCSHP.
 
“Trooper Mitchell optimizes what is means to be a NCSHP Trooper,” the NCSHP said. “His commitment to family, his work ethic, and community involvement through his church, local sports teams, and fundraising with the NCSHP basketball team are to be commended. This award given in memory of Trooper Bowick could not have been given to a more deserving recipient.”

“Both in his career and through volunteering his time, Trooper Mike Mitchell has shown remarkable service to North Carolina,” Walker said. “Keeping our community safe and investing in the next generation are two of the most important callings one can have. We thank Trooper Mitchell for his dedicated service and for the role model that he is to the youth he coaches.”
 
Walker presented Trooper Mitchell with a certificate and a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in honor of his service at the NCSHP office in Graham. You can learn more about the ceremony and Mitchell's service here on WFMY News 2.