Trooper Bobby G. Demuth, NCSHP
Rocky Mounty, NC-- An Officer killed in the line of duty over the weekend was buried on Wednesday.
Trooper DeMuth's funeral was held in Rocky Mounty, NC. He was killed in the line of duty Saturday morning trying to stop a high speed chase.
According to WRAL, more than 2,000 people attended services, and hundreds of troopers stood in formation in front of Englewood Baptist Church in Rocky Mount as his body in a flag-draped coffin arrived in a horse-drawn carriage - behind it, a rider-less horse with an empty saddle.
A sign outside the church read, "Jesus loves the family of Trooper Gene DeMuth."
DeMuth, 42, leaves behind a wife and an 8-year-old son.
Investigators said DeMuth was deploying stop sticks on the Highway in Nash County during a chase that started in Wake County. The driver of the car being chased hit DeMuth. The driver stopped after hitting a guardrail and was arrested not far from where he hit the Trooper.
DeMuth was 12-year Highway Patrol veteran who was stationed in Rocky Mount.
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