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Fallen Shelby officer remembered during Friday memorial service

Posted September 16, 2016 6:30 p.m. EDT

More than 6,500 people gathered Friday afternoon to memorialize Shelby Police officer Tim Brackeen.

Among those at the service to pay their respects to the fallen officer were Governor Pat McCrory and law enforcement agencies from multiple states.

Brackeen’s body was escorted into Shelby High School's stadium by mounted police. Numerous K9 units from across the country lined the field prior to the memorial service. Shelby authorities confirmed that Brackeen’s K9 partner would be retired from service following the memorial.

Brackeen, 38, died Monday after he was shot in the line of duty. Irving Fenner, Jr., the man accused of shooting Brackeen, was arrested by authorities in Rhode Island Wednesday morning.