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Updated: 04/12/2014 05:34:43PM

Farewell to a brother

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SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER

After Friday's funeral services for Brad Murray, a motorcade of about 100 law enforcement vehicles representing several agencies followed the 29-year Charlotte County Sheriff's Office veteran around Punta Gorda to his final resting spot.

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Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell presents an American flag to James B. Murray Friday at Charlotte Memorial Cemetary. James B.'s father, Brad Murray, passed away Monday at age 49. He was a longtime member of the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.

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Brad Murray's sons — Jarrod, Jonathan, Justin and James B. — escort the hearse at Charlotte Memorial Cemetery, following Friday's funeral service.

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Nearly 500 family, friends and law enforcement brothers and sisters turned out Friday at Deep Creek Community Church for Brad Murray's funeral service.

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PUNTA GORDA — Ahead of Friday’s funeral for his co-worker and friend, Sgt. Karl Steele of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office described Brad Murray as a “hell of a man.”

“That’s all there is to it,” he said. “And you never saw him alone, because he was always hanging out with somebody. He just enjoyed life to the fullest.”

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