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This Aug. 20, 2013 photo shows brothers with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, from left, Nick, John, and Joe Horton in Rutherford County, N.C.  The Hortons are the first and only trio of siblings who have simultaneously worked for the NCHP. (AP Photo/Daily Courier, Alyssa Mulliger)

This Aug. 20, 2013 photo shows brothers with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, from left, Nick, John, and Joe Horton in Rutherford County, N.C. The Hortons are the first and only trio of siblings who have simultaneously worked for the NCHP. (AP Photo/Daily Courier, Alyssa Mulliger)

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