North Carolina sheriff’s office loses 2 members in 2 days

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LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office says a detention officer and a deputy have died on successive days.

News outlets report the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said 74-year-old detention officer Larry Morgan died early Wednesday morning at UNC Southeastern in Lumberton after experiencing a medical emergency at his home shortly after his shift ended.

On Tuesday, 63-year-old deputy Welton Locklear was on duty and was assisting with a funeral escort when he suffered a heart attack in the parking lot of the church.

Sheriff Burnis Williams says church members administered CPR to Locklear before he was taken to UNC Southeastern, where he died.

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