Archive for July, 2010

2 Line of Duty Deaths


On 28 July 2010 the law enforcement community in North Carolina lost two of it’s finest.

Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy John Willis was shot and killed Wednesday, July 28th while responding to a domestic disturbance call.

On Wednesday, July 28th Inspector Timothy Barnes of the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after completing physical training at the NCDMV License and Theft Bureau inspector training program.

On behalf of the members of the Wake & District Public Safety Pipes and Drums we would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Willis and Inspector Barnes.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Grandfather Mountain

Wake & District was well represented at the Grandfather Mountain Highland games on Saturday, 10 July 2010. Thank you to all the band members who came out to represent the band (Warren Hinson, Josh Hinson, Chris Mogensen, Joe Brady, Chris Brady and Melissa Fox-Jones) along with all the family and friends of the band; it truly is a magnificent event.


The events today culminated a week of band camp for Melissa Fox-Jones resulting in TWO THIRD PLACE MEDALS for her 6/8 and QMM flourishing tenor competition events << CONGRATULATIONS Melissa!!!

mog1.jpgChris Mogensen threw his back out on Friday night (ask him how) and found some comfort in a custom made pint glass (pictured above) which he must keep full of coke and rum for the coming days…

Jacob Egen was supposed to have been with us, but he sprained his wrist at Boy Scout camp — delaying his trip to the mountains for band camp by one week. Have a good time Jake!