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On behalf of the members of the Wake & District Public Safety Pipes and Drums, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Mountain View Firefighter Tony Barker and Southern Pines Police Officer Stanley L. Klingenschmidt who both died in the line of duty.


On Thursday 13, June 2013 Firefighter Barker was electrocuted while responding to a structure fire after severe thunderstorms ripped through the area; additional details here.

On Saturday 15 June 2013 Officer Klingenschmidt was participating in a benefit motorcycle ride to raise funds for the Special Olympics of North Carolina and was involved in a single vehicle accident while leading a group of motorcycle riders through Montgomery County, North Carolina.



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