NC Trooper dies after weeks-long battle with COVID-19

HENDERSON, N.C. (WTVD) -- A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper has died from his battle with COVID-19.

Brent Montgomery has been battling the virus since February.

The community held a fundraiser recently in Henderson, to help raise money for his family.

According to Vance County Fire Department, Montgomery has now died from the virus.

In a statement, the fire department praised Montgomery as an honorable man who others strived to be like.

On Tuesday, troopers escorted Montgomery's body from Duke University Hospital to Granville County.

Troopers will honor their fallen brother by wearing mourning bands in honor of him until 11:59 p.m. on the day of his funeral.
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