The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is honoring our very own Officer Mae Thompson Carpenter, from Johnston County.

She was the first female to join the State Capitol Police in 1977. Officer Carpenter was also the first female supervisor to join the agency, and the first female to earn an Advanced Law Enforcement Certification.

Officer Mae Thompson Carpenter retired from the State Capitol Police in 1996 after 19 years of faithful service bearing the first female to retire from SCP as well.