Funeral held for Tennessee deputy killed serving warrant

Kermit Bryson (Photo Courtesy: WDEF-TV, Chattanooga, Tenn.)

ALTAMONT, Tenn. (AP) -- More than 200 police vehicles followed the hearse carrying Grundy County Sheriff's Deputy Shane Tate's body as people stood beside the road and saluted.

Hundreds of officers attended Tate's funeral Sunday in Altamont.

Tate -- who was 29 -- was killed early Thursday as the attempted to serve a warrant on Kermit Eugene Bryson.

Monteagle Police Officer Brian Malhoit was wounded in the shooting, but has since returned to work at his request.

Bryson shot himself in the head as police tried to talk him into surrendering and died early Friday at a Chattanooga hospital.


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