There's a new second in command for North Carolina's Marine Patrol.
Harold Knudsen was named the new major at a ceremony this week at the Marine Fisheries headquarters in Morehead City.
Knudsen will supervise all Marine Patrol field operations for the state- covering nearly 3 million acres of ocean and coastal waters and 4,000 miles of shoreline in 21 counties.
Knudsen began his career with Marine patrol in 1983 and is a native of Carteret County.
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