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Big crowd pays respect to fallen deputy

BLADENBORO, NC (WWAY) — Upwards of 2,000 were expected to turn out in Bladenboro this afternoon to honor a Bladen County Sheriff’s deputy who died in the line of duty. Dep. Dewayne Hester died when he lost control of his car and hit a tree on the way to a call late Friday night.

This afternoon, people have packed the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Bladenboro for Hester’s funeral. The crowd includes law enforcement officers from across the state.

We will have much more on Dep. Hester’s funeral coming up tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3 starting at 5 p.m.

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