Emotional Time At Work For Sheriff's Department

Monday was the first day back to work for many Lenoir County Sheriff's Deputies after a weekend filled with mourning.

Lenoir County detective Allen Pearson was laid to rest Saturday after being killed in a shootout a few days earlier.

Captain Archie Bruton says the department is still mourning but trying to continue and do the best job possible. "We know we have a job to do, so we are just trying to pick up the pieces and do the best we can under the circumstances."

WITN talked with detective Ryan Dawson Monday, who was injured in the shootout. Dawson was in good spirits, and said he was thankful for all the support from the community.

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