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Family of Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Supports NCC

The Nash Community College Basic Law Enforcement (BLET) program will have six new laptops thanks to a gift from the Officer Chris “Batman” Driver Memorial Fund. Ron and Susan Driver presented a check this week on behalf of the memorial fund.

The Drivers are parents of the late Chris Driver, a graduate of the NCC BLET program who served at Rocky Mount Police Department and lost his life in the line of duty on June 23, 2018. In memory of their son, Mr. and Mrs. Driver seek to support other students who train at the college.

“These laptops not only will provide updated technology but also will save students money by having their lesson plans accessible online rather than having to purchase textbooks,” BLET Director Tim Mehus said. “Chris always wanted to leave things better than he found them and this contribution honors his memory.”

In addition to this gift, the Officer Chris “Batman” Driver Scholarship was established by the memorial fund in 2022 to honor the memory of Officer Driver by supporting the education of future law enforcement training officers. The annual award supports two scholarships for students enrolled in the Criminal Justice degree program and one scholarship for a BLET cadet.

To learn more about applying for this and other scholarships, visit For more information about the NCC Foundation, please call 252-451-8329.

Pictured from left: BLET Director, Tim Mehus; Susan Driver; Vice President, Continuing Education & Economic/Workforce Development, Wendy Marlowe; Vice President of Advancement, Pam Ballew; Ron Driver and BLET Instructor, Michael Paul.