- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 15, 2019

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina law officers are trying to spread the word that motorists are required to change lanes or slow down when they near stopped patrol cars flashing emergency lights.

The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program holds an awareness event Wednesday at the Highway Patrol station in Smithfield. It’s marking a day that memorializes law officers who died on duty nationwide. Many of them have been killed alongside state roads.

One was Lumberton Police Officer Jason Quick, who died in December after police say a passing car struck him as he tried to walk across the highway during an investigation.

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