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By Lenora Moody
The recent death of Highway Patrol Trooper David Blanton Jr., who was killed in the line of duty, has touched the lives of law enforcement officers throughout the region .
The Transylvania County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard and other local law enforcement officers attended Blanton's memorial service Saturday at the George R. Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska.
"This is a sad day to see any young man lose his life and leave behind a wife and baby," said Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter with the Sheriffs Office.
"Even though he was not a member of our department, it...