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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (AP) — A Southern Pines police officer has died in a motorcycle accident.

Authorities say that 57-year-old Officer Stanley L. Klingenschmidt died Saturday during a charity ride to raise money for the Special Olympics.

The officer was leading a group of riders through Montgomery County when his cycle hit a fence.

The officer was a 27-year veteran of the department.

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