|Commissioner: Slain officer was a hero who protected others|
McINTYRE, Ga. (AP) — A corrections officer who was slain while transporting inmates was a hero who spent his career protecting other people, Georgia's top prison official said at the man's funeral.
Hundreds of mourners gathered Saturday in central Georgia to remember Sgt. Curtis Billue, one of two Georgia prison guards killed when two inmates escaped Tuesday from a prison transfer bus.
Law enforcement officers from around the state joined relatives and friends of Billue for his funeral at Wilkinson County High School in McIntyre. Billue was 58.
Billue's casket was draped with an American flag, WSB-TV reported (http://2wsb.tv/2teEsDx ). He was remembered as a military veteran and devoted father of two sons.
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