Funeral set for Bladen Co. deputy killed in crash

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Submitted: Mon, 06/11/2012 - 2:30am
Updated: Mon, 06/11/2012 - 7:17pm

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Bladen County Sheriff’s deputy is dead after a car crash while responding to a call.

The Sheriff’s Office says just before 11 p.m. Friday, Dep. Dewayne Charles Hester, 39, died while responding to an in-progress assault with a deadly weapon incident in his marked patrol car.

Dep. Hester was an employee with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office for a little over a year. Before that, he was a police officer with the Elizabethtown Police Department for four years.

Dep. Hester is survived by his wife and two children.

There will be a visitation Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Bladenboro. The funeral will be Wednesday, also at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church, starting at 2 p.m.

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36 Comments on "Funeral set for Bladen Co. deputy killed in crash"

2015 years 8 months ago

You can’t fix stupid

Gina Priest Ward
2015 years 8 months ago

My Prayers go out to his Family. God Bless! Bladen County Board of Elections

Eddis Hester
2015 years 8 months ago

I really wish people would use their names. His mother and wife might read this mess. He died doing his job. He was a very nice respectful person. You need to learn how to respect the dead that was just rude and unkind.

james sutton
2015 years 8 months ago

I’m sure he was a proud part of the bladen co. sheriffs office.Rest in peace…

2015 years 8 months ago

Shame on you “Guest3″ -I would hope you would apologize to the family for this post. This officer served the community well and instead of posting your condolences, you post about accountability is in very poor taste. To the family of the officer who gave his life trying to save someone else’s life, my deepest sympathy.