Southern Pines police officer killed in line of duty

Stanley Klingenschmidt
June 17, 2013 5:24:40 PM PDT
A Southern Pines police officer was killed in the line of duty Saturday, according to police.

Officer Stanley L. Klingenschmidt, a 27 year veteran of the Southern Pines Police Department, was participating in a benefit motorcycle ride to raise money for Special Olympics-North Carolina.

The event was sponsored by the Pinehurst Police Department which left from Pinehurst at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Around 11 a.m. Klingenschmidt was involved in a single vehicle accident while leading a group of motorcycle riders through Montgomery County.

A wake for Klingenschmidt will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines.

His funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Owens Auditorium on the campus of Sandhills Community College, in Pinehurst.

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