Trooper Samuel Newton Bullard

Trooper Samuel Newton Bullard

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, May 21, 2018

Samuel Newton Bullard

Trooper Samuel Bullard was killed in a vehicle crash while involved in a pursuit on I-77, near mile marker 82 in Yadkin County, at approximately 11:00 pm.

He and another trooper were conducting a drivers license checkpoint when a black BMW sped through and refused to stop. The troopers pursued the vehicle onto I-77. When the lead trooper no longer saw Trooper Bullard behind him, and could not raise him on the radio, he broke off the pursuit and turned around. Trooper Bullard's vehicle was located at mile marker 82 at a bridge abutment fully engulfed in flames.

The vehicle that was being pursued was later found abandoned. The driver was identified, arrested, and charged with murder, felony eluding, and driving on a revoked license.

Trooper Bullard had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for three years and was assigned to Surry County.

He is survived by his fiancee, parents, brother, sister, grandparents, and extended family.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge E532

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with murder

vehicle pursuit

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Never doubt how much your service meant to our entire state, for it is evident in our collective sorrow and grief for the loss of sam. His death is no more in vain than those of our forefathers in the militias. He is a hero to us all and we wish him well in his journey to the heavens.May his brothers feel our love and it help to sustain them as they fight a battle every day so that we may live in freedom and without tyranny. Thank you Samual Bullard!!!!RIP!

deanne carroll

June 8, 2018

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