Officer Rank: Master Trooper

Memorial Panel: 14-E: 28

Department: North Carolina Highway Patrol

End of Watch: 09/08/2012

Cause: Struck by a vehicle

Age: 42

Length of Service: 12

Master Trooper DeMuth was Struck by a vehicleck and killed after deploying spike sticks in an attempt to stop a suspect driver who was evading police. The suspect led law enforcement officers on a pursuit after he failed to stop his vehicle for a traffic violation. Trooper DeMuth had just finished placing the spike sticks and was standing in a median when he was Struck by a vehicleck by the fleeing suspect. Trooper DeMuth died at the scene. The suspect was apprehended.

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