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Bridge dedicated to Cumberland County deputy

Posted September 28, 2009 4:27 p.m. EDT

— The state Department of Transportation will dedicate a bridge Wednesday to a deputy who gave his life in service.

Christopher Brian Matthews was killed Sept. 30, 2005, when his patrol car ran off River Road in northern Cumberland County and overturned as he was responding to a call. The 28-year-old had been a deputy for three years when he died.

Family, friends and state and local leaders will gather Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Eastover Recreation Center, 3637 Pembroke Lane, to remember Matthews and name the bridge at Exit 55 on Interstate 95 in his honor.