Community mourns Hinesville police officer

HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) - Flags were flying at half staff Monday in Hinesville, as the community mourned one of their own.

Cpl. Joseph Matthews died from heart complications last week. He had been with the Hinesville Police Department for nearly a decade and was instrumental in bringing the first K-9 unit to the department.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. at The First United Methodist Church in Hinesville.

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