North Carolina Highway Patrol Retirees' Association


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I know it sounds crazy but sometime we misplace a retiree.  I had an inquiry as to the well being of retired First Sergeant J. L. Fisher, Troop E, District 6.  When I attempted to contact Jim, the telephone number came back  as "no longer in service".  SHP Troop and District had the same incorrect address and phone number that I had.  Not sure of his status, I decided to visit his last known address.  In a short while, I met a neighbor that knew Jim and gave me an address of an assisted living facility in Harrisburg, NC.  Dot and I located the new address and visited with Jim.  He is clear of mind and healthy considering that he is celebrating his 89th birthday this month.  Jim would love to have his many friends visit or give him a call.  Jim lost his wife some time ago and misses the personal relationships he  enjoyed in the community.  Give Jim a call at 704.455.4005.  You may have to talk a little louder as his hearing is not as good as it once was.  Visit  or drop a card to J. L. Fisher, c/o Carillon Assisted Living. 6200 Roberta Road, Harrisburg, NC 28075


Bill and Dot Ethridge visited retired F/Sgt Jim Fisher for his 89th birthday on Sunday, March 15th. Bill presented an Appreciation Plaque to Jim for his service to the NC Highway Patrol. Jim was thrilled to receive it. If you get a chance, call Jim at: 704.455.4005


The NCSHP Hall of History Committee (HOH) with the cooperation of the North Carolina Museum of History put together an exhibit on the history of the Highway Patrol.  The exhibit covers the time from 1929 to present day.  The exhibit will be on display from February thru August 2015.  The museum is located at 5 East Edenton Street across from the State Capital.  More on this exhibit will follow later. 


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