Family of man accused of shooting Sheriff's Deputy talks for the first time

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 16 at 8:40 PM

Lebanon, Ky. (WHAS) -- An entire community is remembering the life of 31 year-old Marion County Deputy Anthony Rakes who was gunned down Wednesday morning. Police say 49-year-old Dewayne Shipp shot Rakes as he walked to help him. Shipp was in a car on the side of US 68.

Deputy Rakes' sisters said he always wanted to be an officer of the law. Anita Elder, Rakes' oldest sister, said she couldn't have been prouder of her brother or happier that he got to live his childhood dream of being a deputy.

Rakes was described by his family as easy going and quiet. His sister Regina Ewing said she'll miss the time Anthony spends with her children.

Danny Krieger Sr., the brother-in-law of the accused gunman, issued an apology to Rakes' family Friday afternoon for his actions.

Krieger said the night of the shooting he texted Shipp when he found out Shipp was in a stolen car with a loaded gun to turn himself into police before he hurt somebody, but Shipp told him it was too late.

Krieger plans on flying a flag at half staff at his home from now on to honor Deputy Rakes' life.

The funeral for Deputy Rakes will be Saturday Nov. 17th at 1pm at Marion County High School.

 

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