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Veteran Southern Pines officer dies in motorcycle charity ride accident

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, N.C. -

A 27-year veteran of the Southern Pines Police Department died Saturday while leading a motorcade to raise funds for Special Olympics.

Officer Stanley L. Klingenschmidt was involved in a single vehicle accident while leading a group of motorcycle riders through Montgomery County.

"Each of us at the Southern Pines Police Department not only grieves at the passing of a tremendous individual but also for the loss his family suffers," Police Chief Robert Temme said in a statement.

Klingenschmidt was participating in a benefit motorcycle ride to raise funds for Special Olympics of North Carolina.

This event was sponsored by the Pinehurst Police Department which left from Pinehurst at 10 a.m. Temme said the accident happened at approximately 11:00 a.m.

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