North Carolina Police Officer Dies in Wreck

Dashiell Coleman, Gaston Gazette, Gastonia, N.C.
DALLAS, North Carolina —  As news broke of a Dallas police officer’s death in a wreck Thursday, the small town immediately started coming together to support the officer’s family and law enforcement peers.
Dallas Mayor Rick Coleman said Cpl. Travis Wells’ absence will be felt across the tight-knit community.
“It’s a big loss in a small town,” Coleman said. “Everybody knows everybody else.”

Wells, 46, was killed while driving down Dallas Bessemer City Highway in a wreck that’s being investigated by the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Other local officials echoed Coleman’s statement.
“It’s j…

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