RALEIGH — Trooper Landric Reid, a N.C. Highway Patrol officer stationed in Anson County, was among the educators, wildlife officers, law enforcement officials and office workers honored Tuesday afternoon with the Governor’s Award for Excellence at a ceremony at the North Carolina Museum of History. Ten of the award recipients were credited with helping save the lives of others or preventing serious injuries.
Reid, who lives in Wadesboro, has been with the Highway Patrol for 21 years. In 2011, he founded the “Stride with Pride Shoe Drive,” which he has used to distribute more than 216 pairs of new shoes to underprivileged children. He also helped to spearhead the “Back to School with Pride” event, where more than 1,000 donated school supplies to be distributed to 500 students.
Earlier this year, Trooper Reid worked with the Faith-Based Center of Hope, Playaz Elite Motorcycle Club, and the Wadesboro Police Department to organize a motorcycle ride to benefit a retired captain of the State Highway Patrol who needed a bone marrow transplant. During the winter months, Trooper Reid works with local charities to help feed the hungry.
“These award winners epitomize the best in public service,” Governor McCrory said in a statement. “Going the extra mile is something they do every day whether they are in the office, in the field, and when required, when they’re off duty. We’re fortunate they have chosen to work for the people of North Carolina.”