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Funeral services set for slain Georgia deputy

October 24th, 2011 10:32 am by Staff Report

ATLANTA (AP) — Investigators say they're awaiting autopsy results and military records in hopes they will shed light on why a National Guardsman is accused of gunning down a Georgia sheriff's deputy and then killing himself on the side of a highway.

Augusta-Richmond County officials announced that services for 47-year-old Richmond County sheriff's Deputy James Paugh are planned for 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Augusta.

Officials say 26-year-old Spc. Christopher Michael Hodges was firing gunshots at passing cars moments before the off-duty deputy pulled over to investigate after seeing a Cadillac on the side of the road early Sunday.

Richmond County sheriff's Capt. Scott Gay said Monday that investigators were awaiting records from the military about Hodges' service and also results of an autopsy on the former soldier.

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