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Visitation crowded with family and friends of fallen Richmond County deputy

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 10:49 PM
Last updated Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 12:26 AM
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Davis Road was lined with flag-waving members of the Patriot Guard Riders and backed up with traffic leading to Thomas L. King Funeral Home, where the visitation for Richmond County sheriff’s Deputy James D. Paugh was held Wednesday evening.

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Guests gather in the funeral home's parking lot. James D. Paugh, a motorcycle deputy, was killed early Sunday when he stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of Bobby Jones Expressway at Gordon Highway.  Michael Holahan/Staff
Michael Holahan/Staff
Guests gather in the funeral home's parking lot. James D. Paugh, a motorcycle deputy, was killed early Sunday when he stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of Bobby Jones Expressway at Gordon Highway.

Paugh, who was shot to death early Sunday, was an old family friend of Larry Wylds, who came to the visitation. Wylds remembers Paugh as a good person, and someone who enjoyed life.

“He was always good about being the butt of our jokes,” Wylds said with a smile. “He treated everybody fair, and was just a good guy.”

Wylds said he plans to ride with the Patriot Guard motorcycle riders in the funeral procession today.

ROUTE SET FOR DEPUTY’S FUNERAL PROCESSION

The funeral procession after today’s services will cover six miles, from First Baptist Church of Augusta to Hillcrest Memorial Park. Intersections are not expected to be closed until after the service, which starts at 11 a.m. The motorcade will leave the church at 3500 Walton Way Extension and head south on Jackson Road to North Leg, where it will turn onto Gordon Highway and into Hillcrest Cemetery on Deans Bridge Road.

The procession will include representatives from the Augusta Fire Department, along with wreckers from towing companies.

– From staff reports

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Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 10/27/11 - 02:34 am
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Sheriff Whittle and the

Sheriff Whittle and the Columbia County Sheriff's Office is to be commended for their excellent attention to detail. They had plenty of deputies on hand to assist in various ways, in particular, traffic control and they did a great job. Thank you Columbia County Deputies for doing a great job today and always.

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augusta citizen 10/27/11 - 06:02 am
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Glad so many came out to show

Glad so many came out to show their respect. This is such a tragedy.

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