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Jefferson Co. deputy fatally injured in ATV accident laid to rest

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HUEYTOWN, AL (WBRC) -

A Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy who died as the result of an ATV crash was laid to rest Thursday.

Brad Perry's funeral was this afternoon in Hueytown.

An American flag flew over the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Hueytown Thursday afternoon as family, friends and dozens of law enforcement officers from around Jefferson County walked in to pay their respects to Perry's family.

"He's gonna be missed. He left us way too soon, but we trust in God's will and sovereignty, and the outpouring from the community and the law enforcement community, also our fire department, all public servants is what we will take great comfort in, that'll sustain us for a long time," said Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Randy Christian.

Perry died Dec. 9 from injuries he received when his ATV hit a ditch and flipped over on Dec. 3.

"We're usually investigating these kind of accidents, certainly not have one of our family members that is the victim in them, so it's very unusual, but the grief is the same," Christian said.

Christian described Perry as an up and comer, a man's man with a teddy bear heart and the perfect makeup for a law enforcement officer.

Christian says his department is still reeling from this loss but are depending on each other right now.

"Really right now we just kind of close ranks, rely on our faith, and certainly our good memories of Brad Perry and we'll get through it," Christian said.

Perry leaves behind a teenage daughter.

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