N.C. deputy fatally shot in line of duty while serving papers

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UPDATED 7:20 AM PT – Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Family and friends are mourning the death of a sheriff’s deputy, who was shot in the line of duty in North Carolina. Wayne County Sgt. Matthew Fishman died at a hospital Tuesday after he and two other deputies were shot on Monday.

The deputies were shot while serving an Involuntary Commitment Order to a 23-year-old man at a home east of Raleigh. According to reports, the suspect opened fire on all three deputies and eventually died after shooting himself, following an hours-long stand-off.

Governor Roy Cooper (D) announced the deputy’s death during a council meeting. He ordered all US and state flags be flown at half-staff at state facilities in honor of Sgt. Fishman.

The fallen officers’ father, Dave Fishman, took to Facebook to express his great sorrow and thank the community for their condolences.

The other two deputies remain hospitalized and are expected to recover. Sgt. Fishman is survived by his wife and two children.

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