It was really exciting today to photograph Katie Velazquez of Ahoskie in her uniform as one of North Carolina's newest highway patrolmen. I've never met a female trooper before and I am in awe of her accomplishment. I know the training is not easy and the job is so important. She said this had always been her ambition and I am always happy to meet young people who are fulfilling their dream. Best of luck, Katie, in your new job. I hope I never have to meet you in your line of duty, but I feel confident that you'll do a great job.