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Funeral set for Bladen Co. deputy killed in crash


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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We are gonna miss you so

We are gonna miss you so much. You were a great officer and friend to us at Bladen County Animal Control.

RIP brother. We'll take it

RIP brother. We'll take it from here.

To the family of Dwanye, My

To the family of Dwanye,

My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. Personally knowing Dwanye as both a police officer and friend, he was such a down to earth,kind, and noble person. He was always the same, in and out of uniform, wherever you saw him at. I pray that God's strength will carry you through and sustain you during this time.


Rest in Peace

R.I.P. Deputy Hester, and condolences to his family and department.


I'm so sorry for his family, friends, co-workers. It is so sad. It's such a special person who can work in law enforcement and know they are always in danger of one kind or another. May God be with all who know and love this person.

I am at a loss for words

I am at a loss for words right now. Dwayne you were one of my close friends every since bingo over 20 years ago. I pray that God gives your family peace and strength to get through the loss of a real gentleman that I will hold dearly to my heart. Love you my friend.