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Memorial services set for Florida deputy killed in chase

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Posted at 12:43 PM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-24 12:36:56-05
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YULEE, Fla. (AP) -- Memorial services will soon begin for a northeast Florida sheriff's deputy killed this week when he was struck by a car while chasing a suspect.

A wake is scheduled Friday for Nassau County Deputy Eric James Oliver and a funeral service is scheduled for Saturday.

The 32-year-old deputy and father of one was assisting U.S. Border Patrol agents Tuesday as they questioned six men in a pickup truck.

Authorities say 26-year-old Francisco Obidio Portillo-Fuentes of El Salvador ran. Oliver was struck by a car when he ran into the road chasing him.

Portillo-Fuentes is being charged with felony re-entry into the United States. Authorities also say he was being sought for a probation violation after pleading guilty in August to a DUI charge.

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