Memorial honoring fallen Caldwell County deputy to be unveiled

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CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. - The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office will unveil a memorial this weekend to honor a deputy who gave his life in the line of duty.

Deputy Adam Klutz was shot and killed in 2008 when he responded to a 911 hang-up call at a home east of Lenoir.

The man accused in his death, Skip Brinkley, killed himself days later.

The memorial in Klutz's honor will be permanently placed in front of the sheriff's office.

Earlier Friday morning, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies held a memorial service to honor officers killed in the line of duty.

Officers held a procession from police headquarters to First Baptist Church in uptown.

The Mecklenburg County sheriff spoke to Channel 9 about how difficult the day is.

“The families of all the people here, I knew their loved ones, some of them I personally trained,” Sheriff Irwin Carmichael said.

Sadly, a national report released this month showed more police officers have been killed so far this year compared to the same time last year.

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