Slain Laurens County deputy's funeral on Sunday
Jul 15, 2011 7:05:00 AM - thestate.com
A Laurens County deputy killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest Sunday at a Laurens church.
Authorities say 29-year-old deputy Roger Rice was shot Wednesday night at a home near Clinton as he tried to arrest a suspect wanted in the killing of his girlfriend a few hours before at her job at a Fountain Inn auto parts plant.
Rice's funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Laurens First Baptist Church with burial following at Forest Lawn Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at The Kennedy Mortuary in Laurens.
Investigators say the suspect in Rice's killing, Bennie Ray Brown Jr., was shot in the leg, but is expected to recover.
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