Funeral arrangements set for CMPD officer who died in Mint Hill Friday

Funeral arrangements are set for CMPD Officer Fred Thornton who died Friday night. Thornton had just got back home in Mint Hill from serving a warrant and was conducting safety checks on his equipment when a flash-bang device exploded. Thornton leaves behind a wife and four children. He was a 28-year veteran of the police department.

Thornton’s visitation is from 6 pm to 9 pm Monday night at First Baptist Church in Charlotte.  His funeral is Tuesday at 11 am at the church. Fox News Charlotte  talks to a member of the Gaston County SWAT team about the distraction device that killed Thornton:

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