Welton Locklear Death, Robeson County deputy dies on-duty while assisting funeral escortJanuary 6, 2022
Welton Locklear Death, Cause Of Death – A Robeson County Sheriff’s Office deputy died Tuesday while on duty assisting with a funeral escort, according to a Facebook Post from Sheriff Wilkins. Welton Locklear, 63 of Pembroke suffered a heart attack while on duty in the parking lot of the church and died at UNC Southeastern hospital in Lumberton, Wilkins said.
CPR was provided immediately by church members, some of which were first responders and a nurse, the post added. “It is with great sadness that I report the unexpected loss of one of Robeson County’s finest. We are asking for prayers for the family, friends, and his law enforcement family as this is a difficult time for us all,” the Facebook post said.
Deputy Locklear began his 28-year career with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office as a Detention Officer in 1994. He worked in many capacities and was assigned as a Deputy III in the Civil Division.
“He was a very special person and he was a true professional law enforcement officer, public servant and more importantly, a man of God” said Sheriff Burnis Wilkins. “He was active in his community and was well respected and will be truly missed by all. He lived his life to the fullest and has touched many people.
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“It is with great sadness that I report the unexpected loss of one of Robeson County’s finest. We are asking for prayers for the family, friends, and his law enforcement family as this is a difficult time for us all.” https://t.co/nmSRSIuFwj
— WLOS (@WLOS_13) January 6, 2022
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