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Deputy killed in rollover crash to be remembered in Batesville

 Frank Ramirez, 29, served as a deputy for the Independence Co. Sheriff's Department.  He was killed while traveling on AR-14 in a rollover crash.  Gov. Hutchinson ordered the flags be flown at half-staff in his memory.
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Frank Ramirez, 29, served as a deputy for the Independence Co. Sheriff's Department. He was killed while traveling on AR-14 in a rollover crash. Gov. Hutchinson ordered the flags be flown at half-staff in his memory.

An Independent County Sheriff's Deputy who died in a rollover crash will be laid to rest this week.

The online obituary for Frank Ramirez on the Roller-Crouch Funeral Home website says that visitation will be on Monday, November 22 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the funeral home in Batesville. Funeral services are set for Tuesday, November 23 at 2 P.M. in the Independence Hall Auditorium at the University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville.

Donations for Ramirez's surviving family will be taken up in lieu of flowers at The Bank of Cave City in Batesville.

Ramirez, 29, died early Thursday morning when he lost control of his vehicle on Arkansas Highway 14 in Independence County. According to his obituary, he's a native of Pharr, TX, but later moved to Batesville where he gradated from high school.

Before he became a sheriff's deputy, Ramirez was an officer with the Batesville Police Department. He's survived by his wife and 2 kids.

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