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Services planned for fallen Martin County deputy

Posted December 9, 2009 5:45 p.m. EST

The Martin County deputy killed in the line of duty will be honored Saturday in Williamston.

Charles “Charlie” Douglas Brown Jr., 38, died Tuesday after exchanging shots with a suspect at 1710 W. Main St. in Williamston, authorities said.

The suspect, Jerry Lee Pace Jr., 36, was also killed in the exchange.

Brown, a 15-year veteran of law enforcement, is survived by his wife, Cindy, and two daughters.

A funeral service was planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sen. Bob Martin Agricultural Center in Williamston. Rev. Jay Hardison from Maple Grove Christian Church will officiate.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Agricultural Center.