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Family of fallen Boone deputy gets mortgage-free home

The group Tunnel to Towers Foundation paid off the Ward family's mortgage.

BOONE, N.C. — The family of a fallen North Carolina deputy will never have to make a payment on their house again.

The group Tunnel to Towers Foundation paid off the Ward family's mortgage.
Watauga County Sergeant Chris Ward died in April. Ward and K-9 deputy Logan Fox responded to a welfare check in Boone. It turned into an 13 hours-long standoff.

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Watauga County Sheriff's officials said five people were killed, including the two deputies, the man involved and also his parents, following the standoff and ambush.