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First Responders in Decatur Co. offered free funerals

September 19, 2006

Bainbridge-  First responders earned new respect since 9/11.  A Bainbridge funeral home found a different way to show just how much they're appreciated. 

Cox Funeral Home recently issued a proclamation to first responders throughout Decatur County.  They'll offer free funeral services to any first responder killed in the line of duty.  The funeral home extended the offer to firefighters, paramedics, jailers, and law enforcement officers. 

"We hope they never have to use it, we don't want them to take our offer, but we're offering them a free casket, a free vault, and our services free of charge if they were to die in the line of duty, and this would help their families, most of them would have insurance," said Allen Ware, Cox Funeral Director. 

Funeral costs can run upwards of seven thousand dollars.  While most would be covered by insurance,  the funeral home wants families to be able to put that money to other uses.

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