State trooper suddenly dies after cardiac problem at home

Published: Nov. 2, 2018 at 1:58 PM EDT
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Lawmen in one Eastern Carolina county are mourning the sudden loss of one of their own.

The Highway Patrol says Trooper Benjamin Wallace suffered a cardiac problem while off duty at his home early this morning.

After being taken to a local hospital, the trooper passed away.

Wallace had been with the Highway Patrol for the past ten years and was assigned to Duplin County.

Funeral arrangements for the trooper are pending.