Gov. McCrory set to speak at fallen Shelby officer's funeral

Gov. McCrory set to speak at fallen Shelby officer's funeral

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is scheduled to speak at the funeral for a Shelby Police officer killed in the line of duty.

McCrory made the announcement while speaking to business leaders at the Palm for the Hood Hargett Breakfast meeting Thursday morning in Charlotte.

Officer Tim Brackeen was shot early Saturday morning while serving an arrest warrant on 23-year-old Fenner in the area of Parkview Street.

Brackeen died from those injuries Monday morning at Carolinas Medical Center, in Charlotte.

Thursday night, the Governor's Office released his public schedule saying he'd be attending Officer Brackeen's funeral which will be held at Shelby High School's Keeter Stadium.

The governor released a statement on Brackeen's death Monday afternoon and reportedly visited him in the hospital the day before.

"Ann and I are offering thoughts and prayers to both the Brackeen family and to the Shelby Police Department for the loss of their colleague," said Governor McCrory. "Unfortunately this is another tragic example of the dangers those in law enforcement face in the line of duty each time they put on the uniform. The state is offering any assistance possible to help bring the individual or individuals responsible for his death to justice."

Hours earlier, McCrory announced that the State was offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Brackeen's shooter.

The reward was later upped to $25,000 after money was contributed from various individuals, CrimeStoppers, City of Shelby, and county government.

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