Funeral services set for THP trooper

5:20 PM, Apr 23, 2013   |    comments
THP Sergeant Brian Boshears.
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Funeral arrangements have been set for a longtime THP trooper who died Monday after battling pneumonia.

The family of Sgt. Brian Boshears will receive friends on Thursday, April 25, from 4 p.m. until time of Celebration of Life service at 8 p.m. at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Oneida.

The graveside service will be conducted Friday April 26, at 1 p.m. in the Carson Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donation be made to the Methodist Medical Center Foundation c/o of Hospitality Houses, P.O. Box 2529 Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37931. ATTN: Debbie Scarbrough.

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Members of law enforcement across East Tennessee are joining the Highway Patrol as they mourn the loss of one of their own.

THP Sergeant Brian Boshears passed away Monday after a lengthy battle with pneumonia.

The Scott County native served the Highway Patrol for more than 25 years.

A THP spokesman says Sergeant Boshears had recently been hospitalized for several weeks and had undergone aggressive treatment for pneumonia.

Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins posted this statement on Facebook:

"Brian has been a brother and friend to many. More importantly he was a dedicated son, husband, father and soon to have been, grandfather.

Brian was a man, person and trooper of the highest caliber.

Saying he will be missed is the understatement of a lifetime."   

Memorial arrangements are still being finalized.

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