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Governor Makes Proclamation, Charges Come Down For Deputy's Death

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GREAT FALLS -

Flags will be flown at half-staff throughout Montana Thursday in honor of a Cascade county sheriff's deputy who died in the line of duty.

Governor Bullock made the proclamation Wednesday, ahead of the funeral for deputy Joseph Dunn. The 33-year-old died last Thursday after being hit by a vehicle in a high speed chase on Highway 87 toward Great Falls.

He had been with the Cascade county sheriff's department for nearly two-and-a-half years.

Thursday, the Great Falls community will come together to celebrate the life of the fallen deputy, husband, and father.

The funeral will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Montana Expo Park Four Seasons Arena.

Cascade county sheriff Bob Edwards is expected to make a statement. There will also be remarks from Dunn's friends, family, and fellow officers.

One procession will take place before the funeral beginning at 11:30 a.m. Another will occur after 2:00 p.m. to Highland Cemetery where Dunn, who served in Afghanistan, will be buried with full military honors.

The man accused of hitting and killing deputy Dunn is formally charged with deliberate homicide.

Adam Sanchez was charged with deliberate homicide just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Fort Benton.

Sanchez is known to have a history of run-ins with law enforcement. He was awaiting sentencing on a robbery case when he hit and killed Dunn.

Cascade county attorney John Parker says Sanchez was traveling at speeds ranging from 95 to 110 miles per hour, and his meth toxicity levels were so high that he had to be hospitalized over the weekend.

Parker says Sanchez will be arraigned in Choteau County Justice Court Thursday morning.

 

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