Wayne County gets new first sergeant

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Wayne County has a new State Highway Patrol first sergeant.

He is 46-year-old Doug Bowens, 19 year veteran with the patrol.

First Sergeant Bowens was transferred here from Granville County. He replaces First Ser-geant John Bobbitt, who was transferred to Fayetteville.

Sergeant Bowens is married, father of a son, and a native of Mississippi.

He is currently in the process of relocating.

Wayne County has 15 troop-ers assigned to the district.

Sergeant Bowens said in his spare time he enjoys working with radio controlled aircraft.

He urges motorists to ob-serve safety, be alert, and aware of what is going on around you.

It is a message to motorists not just in Wayne County, but everywhere.

He said he strives to live by the Golden Rule and treat peo-ple and he would like to be treated.

Sergeant Bowens said he looks forward to his tenure in Wayne County.

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