SC names first woman ‘Trooper of the Year’

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Stevi Price (Photo: Highway Patrol)

COLUMBIA, SC (WLTX) — A Midlands trooper is the first woman to be named South Carolina Trooper of the Year by the Highway Patrol.

She’s Stevi Price, and she’s assigned to work in Richland County.

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Her bosses say she goes above and beyond on the job each and everyday. Last year, she helped pull a woman from a burning car while on duty.

“It was terrifying,” she recalls. “You don’t really think about it. You’re just thinking about helping the other person. I didn’t really care about my well-being at the time. It’s nothing that you can train for and it’s nothing I ever want to do again, but I would if I had to.”

Price has been a trooper for three years.

She is the 50th person to be named Trooper of the Year in the state.