Wilkes County Law Enforcement Officer Dies In Farm Accident

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A farming accident has claimed the life of a Wilkes County veteran law enforcement officer.

Rex Oliver Stanley, 56, died when a chain he was using to pull a tree from a stream broke and struck him in the head, the Wilkes Journal Patriot reports.

Stanley retired from the North Wilkesboro Police Department, and was working as a correctional officer at the Wilkes Correctional Center since March 2014.

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