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Slain Bladenboro Officer Laid To Rest

Posted May 17, 2001

— This week, law officers across the country are honoring fellow officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. The sad remembrance hit home today in Bladen County, where a Bladenboro Police Officer was laid to rest.

Officer Brian Ramey was killed Saturday night during a high-speed chase. Investigators say Ramey was waiting in his patrol car on the side of the road when they think the suspects intentionally crashed into his car.

Now, during national police week, broken hearts remember him and other officers killed in the line of duty.

More than 600 officers from across the state came to mourn.

"We're all part of a big family," says Danny Morneault of the Cumberland County sheriff's office, "Whether you know the officer or not."

White ribbons now line downtown Bladenboro, a small town facing a big loss.

"It'll take us a while to get over it, but we know that Brian would want us to keep going. That's what his wishes would be," says another Bladenboro officer.

Ramey was a military police officer and member of the Tar Heel Police Department before he joined the Bladenboro department about a year ago. The 37-year-old is survived by his mother and sisters, who all live out of state.


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