AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – A funeral service for a fallen Richmond County Narcotics Investigator.
51-year-old Cecil Ridley was killed a week ago today at an Augusta convenience store while in the line of duty.
The Army veteran was a husband, father of 6 and a grandfather.
He served with the Richmond County Sheriff’s office for 17 years.
The funeral was held at Warren Baptist Church at 11:00 AM.
The church filled with the deputy’s friends and fellow law enforcement officers.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp was also in attendance.
Two ministers presided over the funeral service.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard were the pallbearers.
Members of the Narcotics Division and Marshall’s office were honorary pallbearers.
Since so many officers attended the funeral service, Georgia State Troopers from Post 25-Grovetown served the county in their place.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Police Benevolent Foundation of Georgia.
(Courtesy Support the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page)
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