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Funeral Held For Deputy and Son Killed In Jet Ski Accident

Family and friends gathered Sunday to remember a Bertie county deputy and his two year old son who were killed in an accident last weekend.

The graveside funeral service was held at Edgewood Cemetery in Windsor.

Officials say deputy Kenny Cobb and his son David were killed last weekend while jet skiing on the Cashie River.

Cobb's wife, Katrina, survived the accident. According to the medical examiner's Cobb and his son drowned, while contributing factors included impact injuries.

Cobb had worked for the Bertie County Sheriff's Office for nine years and was described good guy by friends.


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A memorial fund has been established to help the family of a Bertie County deputy who died, along with his young son, in a jet ski accident on Sunday.

Deputy Kenny Cobb and his son David, who would have turned three next month, were killed while on a jet ski on the Cashie River. The family says Cobb's wife Katrina, who was critically injured in the accident, is improving at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The Police Benevolent Foundation has established the "Deputy Kenneth Cobb Memorial Fund" at Wachovia Bank. Donations that will provide financial support to Cobb's family can be made at any Wachovia branch .

The PBF is also taking donations through your cell phone. You can help by texting the phrase COPS COBB to 85944 and a $10 donation will be made through your cell phone bill.


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A Bertie County sheriff's deputy and his two year old son are dead after a jet ski accident.

Officials in Bertie County say Deputy Kenny Cobb died after a jet ski accident on the Cashie River late Sunday afternoon. His son David, who would have turned three next month, also died. Cobb's wife survived the accident.

Katrina Cobb has what's described as a severe head injury. Crews transported her to Pitt County Memorial Hospital Sunday night where she is in critical condition. She is a first grade teacher at Colerain Elementary School.

The Medical Examiner's Office says the father and son drowned, while contributing factors included impact injuries.

Officials say the family was riding a jet ski on a remote part of the Cashie River when the accident happened. Katrina was able to call for her help, despite her injuries, which alerted authorities to the family's emergency and their location.

The 30-year-old Cobb worked for the Bertie County Sheriff's Office for nine years.

Chief Deputy Greg Atkins remembers Cobb as an "overall good guy." "He loved his job, and he loved his family. He was a good deputy, a good father, and a good husband," Atkins told WITN.

Atkins say Cobb may have hit an obstruction in the water, possibly a three stump. He says the deputy frequently jet skied, but doesn't know if the son had been on a jet ski before.

All three people were wearing life jackets.

Donations to the Cobb family can be made at any Wachovia Bank to the "Deputy Kenneth Cobb Memorial Fund." The Police Benevolent Foundation's website will also accept donations at www.pbfi.org. To donate via text message, send the phrase "COPS COBB" to 85944 and a $10 donation will be made through your cell phone bill. All donations made to this memorial fund are tax-deductible, and 100% of the funds will go to Deputy Kenny Cobb's family.


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