Fallen Lumberton officer laid to rest Thursday

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LUMBERTON, N.C. (WITN) - A police officer who died in the line of duty will be laid to rest Thursday.

Lumberton police officer Jason Quick died after being hit by a car while investigating a crash on I-95 Saturday morning.

Sergeant Michael Baker with the Highway Patrol says Officer Quick was trying to walk across the highway when the accident occurred.

He leaves behind a wife and two children.

His funeral will be held at the Rock Church of God in Lumberton at 2 p.m.

Afterwards, a funeral procession will travel along Pine Log Road, N.C. 211 West, Dawn Drive and Fayetteville Road to take him to his final resting place at the Gardens of Faith Cemetery.

The route is about five miles long and will be closed to traffic, although people are welcome to stand along the side of the road to pay their respects.



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Governor Cooper has ordered that all flags remain at half staff at all state facilities to honor Lumberton police officer Jason Quick. Flags have been flying half staff across the state following the death of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush earlier this month.

Officer Quick was killed Saturday morning while responding to an accident on I-95.

State Public Safety Department spokesman Sgt. Michael Baker says Quick was trying to walk across the highway when 24-year-old Kadejera Inman struck him in her passing car.

Quick's funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 at The Rock Church of God in Lumberton.

Flags will return to full staff on December 31 at sunrise.



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News outlets report Lumberton police Officer Jason Quick died at a hospital after he was hit Saturday morning on Interstate 95. A police statement says the 31-year-old joined the department last year.

State Public Safety Department spokesman Sgt. Michael Baker says Quick was trying to walk across the highway when a passing car struck him.

Authorities say 24-year-old Kadejera Inman was driving the car that hit Quick. The State Highway Patrol and Robeson County District Attorney's Office are investigating.

Quick was the eighth North Carolina officer killed in action this year, and the sixth to die from a car crash. Quick is survived by his wife, Lea Quick, and two young children.

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