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Funeral held for fallen deputy

MARION COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) -- On Saturday afternoon, family, friends, and hundreds of police officers gave Deputy Anthony Rakes a final goodbye inside the gym where he grew up - Marion County High School.

Officers from across the state went to Lebanon this weekend, letting local law enforcement mourn the death of one of their own.

"Anthony understood the risk involved with this career, but he truly loved what he did. He was a good man," said Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, who spoke at the service.

Rakes was shot and early Wednesday morning after he stopped to help what he thought was a stranded driver. He died at the hospital. Hours later Dewayne Shipp, of McDaniel, was arrested and charged with murder.

On Friday night, many officers came to the visitation to pay their respects to Rakes. Many of them didn't even know him, but felt the need to honor him.

His visitation continued Saturday morning followed by his funeral.

According to State Police, more than 350 first responders from over 50 different agencies attended to pay their respects to the fallen deputy. Approximately 400 members of the community attended the services. Thirty-five members of the Patriot Guard Riders attended the funeral.


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