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NCPBA co-hosts fundraiser for fallen Balden County Sheriff's Deputy Dewayne Hester

On August 25, 2012, the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association and the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office hosted a fundraiser to benefit the family of Dewayne Hester.  Dewayne Hester, a deputy sheriff with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, was responding to an assault in progress call on June 8, 2012, when he was involved in a fatal accident.  Deputy Hester was well liked and respected by those who knew him.  Deputy Hester left behind his wife, Tammie, and his two daughters, Haley and Hannah.  The fundraiser, held at West Bladen High School, incorporated a benefit motorcycle ride through the area that Deputy Hester was assigned and a barbeque plate sale.  All of the food for the barbeque plates were donated by area businesses.  Additionally, prizes were raffled off after the event, which were also all donated.  Tammie Hester received more than $4,000, which was raised by the combined efforts of the Police Benevolent Association and the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office.
 

 

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