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N.C. Deputy Killed Responding to Assault Call

June 11, 2012  | 

Bladen County (N.C.) Sheriff's Deputy Dewayne Hester. Photo: BCSO
Bladen County (N.C.) Sheriff's Deputy Dewayne Hester. Photo: BCSO

A Bladen County (N.C.) Sheriff's Office deputy died late Friday after he lost control of his cruiser and struck a tree while responding to a call.

Dep. Dewayne Charles Hester, 39, lost control of his patrol car on N.C. 87 near Munroe Road, about seven miles southeast of Elizabethtown, reports the Fayetteville Observer.

Capt. Rodney Hester told the Observer that Dep. Hester was "the total package as far as law enforcement." Dep. Hester leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

"He was a very Christian man who loved to fish and sing gospel music," Capt. Hester told POLICE in an e-mail. "He could really sing well. He was very dependable, honest, and an all around fantastic deputy."

A memorial service has been scheduled for Wednesday, reports WMBF.

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Captain Ray Brogden @ 6/12/2012 4:38 AM

Our hearts goes out to all the Family for their lose of not only a Loved One, but also a Public Servant. We are all Family in Law Enforcement and it has an impact on everyone. God Bless

Derek Seevers @ 6/14/2012 5:16 PM

My heart goes out to Deputy Hester's family, friends, and co workers. RIP Deputy Hester. We have watch from here.

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