An Alcohol Law Enforcement agent from Eastern Carolina has been given the department's highest award for bravery.
Adam Boyd, who is an agent based in Beaufort County, received the Crime Control & Public Safety Heroism Award for saving the life of a suicidal man.
Crime Control says after a high-speed chase on November 16th, Boyd and a state trooper approached the stopped vehicle and saw the man cut his throat with a box cutter. Boyd used the trooper's baton to break out a window and then knocked the box cutter out of the man's hand. He then applied towels to the man's throat, while also physically restraining him until an ambulance arrived.
"If it had not been for Special Agent Boyd's life-saving actions and dedication to duty, this man would not have survived this incident," Secretary Ruben Young said.
Three other agents from other parts of the state were also recognized for their service.