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Police Officer Laid To Rest

Posted April 17, 1996 7:00 a.m. EDT

— April 18, 1996 - 3:55 p.m. EDT

A police officer caught in the line of fire earlier this week was buried Thursday.

Damon Smith, 29, was fatally wounded while answering a domestic disturbance call Monday in Oakboro, near Charlotte, when a bullet from a high-powered rifle slammed through his body armor