Funeral details set for NC trooper killed in Rutherford Co. crash

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Trooper John Horton (From: North Carolina State Highway Patrol)

FOREST CITY, NC (WSPA) – The North Carolina Department of Public Safety announced funeral details Wednesday night for Trooper John Horton.

Horton, a 15-year veteran of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, died following a crash Monday night during a traffic stop in Rutherford County.

Horton and the man he had detained during the stop, 25-year-old Dusty Beck, were struck and killed when another responding trooper, Horton’s brother Trooper James Horton, lost control of his vehicle approaching the stop.

Services for Horton will be held on Friday, January 7 on the campus of Isothermal Community College in Forest City.

A procession of law enforcement vehicles will escort Horton at 11 a.m. from the Harrelson Funeral Services to the Isothermal Community College.

A visitation will take place from 2:00pm to 4:30pm in the Foundation Auditorium.

The North Carolina Troopers Association Caisson Unit will ceremoniously carry the body of Trooper Horton around the college’s lake after the visitation.

A funeral service will follow the visitation at 5:00pm, also inside the auditorium.

A private graveside memorial service will be held at a later time for family and close friends.

Horton left behind a wife and six children.

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