North Carolina Highway Patrol
Trooper A.J. Stocks
US States News
North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety
Trooper A.J. Stocks, age 43, was killed when his car collided with a garbage truck today on Rural Paved Road 1010 in Garner at 1:36 p.m. Trooper Stocks was transported to Wake Med Hospital and died as a result of his injuries.
The State Highway Patrol Reconstruction team is investigating. The patrol car collided at an angle with the truck and the point of impact was on the trooper's driver side door.
Trooper Stock joined the North Carolina Highway Patrol in April, 2004. His most recent assignment was Raleigh.
Commander Walter J. Wilson said, "My thoughts and prayers are extended to Trooper Stocks' family. The patrol is feeling the loss of one our own, one who lost his life serving the citizens of the state."
Trooper Stocks is the 60th trooper to die in the line of duty since the formation of the Highway Patrol in 1929.
Trooper Stocks grew up in Wake County where he graduated from Cary High School in 1983. He leaves behind a wife, Liane Stocks, and a child.