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Colonel Glenn M. McNeill
North Carolina Highway Patrol
512 N Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27699
Phone: (919) 733-7952
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Trooper Samuel Newton Bullard was killed in a single vehicle crash while involved in a vehicle pursuit. The Trooper leading the pursuit noticed that Trooper Bullard was no longer following him and that he was involved in a crash with his patrol vehicle engulfed in flames. Trooper Bullard is the 21st law enforcement officer to be killed in a traffic-related incident this year and the third officer fatality from the state of North Carolina in 2018.