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Community turns out to pay final respects to slain deputy
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Honor guards and law enforcement personnel line the entrance way of First Baptist Church in Conyers in preparation for receiving the funeral procession. - photo by Brian Fazio

The funeral service was standing room only and crowds spilled into overflow rooms for Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Deputy Brian Mahaffey, who was shot and killed Saturday.

Hundreds of law enforcement and public safety personnel from across the metro-Atlanta region, across the state, and even across the country poured into the parking lot and sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Conyers to pay their final respects to Mahaffey, the first Rockdale deputy killed in the line of duty since 1917...

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