Thousands come together to honor fallen Shelby officer

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SHELBY, NC (WJZY) — Thousands came together Thursday night at the Bethel Baptist Church in Shelby to remember fallen Officer Tim Brackeen. 

Brackeen died after being shot while trying to serve a warrant. The 38-year-old officer is survived by his wife of 18 years and his daughter. He was a K-9 officer for the Shelby Police Department and worked there for more than 12 years. 

Many in the community are still dealing with what happened. 

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Officer Brackeen’s funeral will be held on Friday, September 16. His service will be at the Ketter Stadium and will begin at 3 p.m. 

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