Congratulations to State Trooper James Ray from Franklin County for being named Trooper of the Year by the American Association of State Troopers. Trooper Ray protected lives when he prevented a catastrophic collision when a fleeing driver drove 100 mph the wrong way down I-40 by skillfully crashing his vehicle into the other. His quick thinking prevented any injuries to himself or the suspect.
My office was honored to present Trooper Ray with an Extension of Remarks to be inserted into the Congressional Record in recognition of his service and courage. Thank you to Trooper Ray for answering the noble call to selflessly protect and serve others. He and his colleagues are heroes, and our nation is grateful for their service.