Winston-Salem officer shot in 2016 named Officer of the Year

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Officer Nicholas Powell says he has a lot to be grateful for.

“I'm just thankful for my family, my wife, the police department," Powell said.

Most of all, he's thankful for his life.

It's been more than a year since Powell had a close call during a routine traffic stop on Business 40 in Winston-Salem.

"I was doing my job,” Powell said. “I was not trying to be Superman or anything, just doing my job."

On Jan. 4, 2016, Powell was one of several officers called for...

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