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1,000 Turn Out for Fayetteville Firefighter's Funeral

Posted July 8, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— More than 1,000 people turned out for the funeral of a Fayetteville firefighter.

Stephen Patterson,Jr. was buried Sunday.

Police believe he was shot to death by his stepfather on Thursday.

Patterson was the father of three and a 10-year veteran of the Fayetteville Fire Department.

To contribute to a fund that will help Patterson's children, send checks (made out to the Stephen Patterson Fund) to BB&T, Box 1088, Fayetteville, NC 28302. Or the donation may be dropped off at any BB&T branch bank.