Press releasefrom Office of the Governor
Gov. Bev Perdue today ordered that North Carolina flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday, September 26, at the State Capital, State Highway Patrol offices and state facilities in Wake County in tribute to State Capitol Police Chief W. Scott Hunter, who died Friday following a long illness. Others wishing to lower the state flag as a sign of respect may do so.
Hunter became State Capitol Police chief in 2003 and oversaw its move in 2009 from the Department of Administration to what is now the Department of Public Safety. He previously served 18 years with the State Highway Patrol, rising from field officer to the rank of captain and serving as the national law enforcement liaison for the Buckle Up America initiative.
Funeral service will be held at 12 noon Wednesday at Upper Room Church of God in Christ, 3300 Idlewood Village Drive, Raleigh, where he served as an ordained elder. Burial will follow at Lincoln Cemetery in Columbia, S.C. His family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the church.