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Ex-Cottageville mayor shot by cop laid to rest

May 20, 2011 8:53:00 AM - thestate.com
The former small-town mayor shot and killed by a Cottageville police officer is being laid to rest.

The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Chapel in Walterboro says it's holding services Friday for 40-year-old Bert Reeves.

Police have said little about what happened Monday except to say Officer Randall Price shot Reeves once in the chest with his service revolver. Through an attorney, Reeves' family has said Price should have used a Taser instead of his handgun to subdue Reeves.

Price had been with Cottageville since 2008. He has had eight law enforcement jobs in 11 years. Price is on paid leave while state police investigate.

Reeves left office in 2006 after tests showed he had a marijuana byproduct in his system when he flipped his truck several months earlier.

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