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Sep 4, 2012 2:39 PM

Funeral Arrangements Set For Widow Of Slain Former Sheriff

Funeral arrangements have been set for the wife of a former southern Kentucky sheriff. who died just days after he was gunned down.

82-year-old Herbert Proffitt was murdered in a drive-by shooting outside his Monroe County home last week. Police arrested 81-year-old Charles Hammer, who Proffitt had arrested more than 20 years ago.

Proffitt's wife, Bernice, got sick the next day and was taken to the hospital. She died Sunday morning.

Bernice Proffitt's visitation is Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Her funeral is Thursday at 1 p.m. at the same location.

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