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Bladen County deputy killed in crash

Posted June 9, 2012
Updated June 10, 2012

— A Bladen County sheriff's deputy died Friday night en route to a call when his car crashed, the sheriff's office said. The details of the crash were not released.

Dwayne Charles Hester, 39, had been with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office for a little over a year. Before that, he was a police officer in Elizabethtown.

Hester is survived by his wife and two children.

Visitation will be held for Hester from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Bladenboro. A funeral is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church's Family Life Center.

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  • justafella Jun 11, 2012

    RIP Deputy Hester.