DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (THECOUNT) — Duplin County, North Carolina, Highway Patrol Trooper Benjamin Wallace, has been identified as the officer who died Friday morning following a medical emergency.

Wallace reportedly suffered a “cardiac problem” while off-duty at his residence early Friday morning. He was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.


Wallace had been with the Highway Patrol for the past ten years and was assigned to Duplin County.

Lawmen in one Eastern Carolina county are mourning the sudden loss of one of their own. After being taken to a local hospital, the trooper passed away. source

Funeral arrangements for the trooper are pending.

Duplin County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 58,505. Its county seat is Kenansville, according to Wikipedia.