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Ewing, 34, died April 20 when his patrol car was struck by a suspected drunk driver. The married father of three was a two-year veteran of the Smyrna police department and also served in the Air Force Reserves.
“He loved his fellow officers and was truly dedicated to helping others,” his online obituary states. “Chris always had a smile and a cheerful word for everyone he met. Dedicated, professional, courteous, and caring are only a few words that describe Chris Ewing.”
Officers from across metro Atlanta are expected to attend the funeral Friday. Dozens of law enforcement agencies participated in a procession late last week to escort the fallen officer to the funeral home. A Go Fund Me page has been created to assist Ewing's family.
The man accused of causing the crash that killed Ewing, Robert Lorenzo Cox, remained Tuesday in the Cobb jail. Cox is being held without bond. Cox, 35, of Duluth, was arrested after the crash and charged with driving under the influence and homicide by vehicle in the first degree, both felonies, in addition to several misdemeanor traffic charges.
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