Fallen officer returns home with tribute along I-77 in Huntersville

Fallen officer returns home with tribute along I-77 in Huntersville
John Bost III (Source: Huntersville Fire Department)

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (WBTV/HawaiiNewsNow) - A former Charlotte police officer who died in an accidental shooting at a Hawaii police station in late July was honored in Huntersville Thursday as he returned home.

The Huntersville Fire Department Tower 1 flew an American flag over Interstate 77 northbound at Hambright Road in honor of fallen ATF Agent John Bost III as a procession welcomed him home. Minor traffic delays were expected on Hambright, Statesville and Gilead Road during the procession.

HONORING FALLEN OFFICER: Fallen agent John Bost, a former Charlotte officer who died in the line of duty last month, is returning home with a tribute along I-77 NB in Huntersville » https://bit.ly/33zL2t0

Posted by WBTV News on Thursday, August 6, 2020

Bost’s death was ruled by federal officials as accidental in the line of duty.

Bost died July 28 at the Kihei Police Station, where he was stationed as he worked with Maui County authorities.

According to the Maui Police Department, he died from a wound received from an accidental discharge of a rifle in the Kihei office.

“John will be remembered as an outstanding special agent, greatly admired and respected by all who knew him,” the release from ATF and MPD said. “He was deeply committed to ATF’s mission of safeguarding our communities from violent criminals, and will be profoundly missed.”

Bost worked for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department from 2000 to 2006.

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