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Funeral arrangements announced for fallen deputy

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Funeral arrangements have been made for a central Florida deputy who was fatally shot while responding to a car burglary call in Windermere on Tuesday morning.

Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine, 34, was shot and killed by Benjamin Holtermann after a brief foot pursuit.   Holtermann, 28, was found dead in a nearby neighborhood from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, investigators say.

A woman who was with Holtermann during an initial burglary call is identified as 18-year-old Erica Pugh.  Authorities say she is being charged with multiple counts of burglary and grand theft.

Pugh appeared before an Orange County judge on Wednesday, and at this point, she has not been charged with anything having to do with Deputy Pine's death.   Investigators say Pugh was interviewed by detectives and confessed to a recent armed robbery, which occurred in the area of Hiawassee and Old Winter Garden Road. 

Pine is survived by a wife and three small children.  He had been employed by the Sheriff's Office since 2011.

A viewing and funeral service is planned for Saturday, February 15, at First Baptist Church of Orlando, located at 3000 S. John Young Parkway.  Viewing is scheduled to start at 12:15 p.m. with a memorial service at 2 p.m. 

Interment following the memorial service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, located at
400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road in Gotha, and  a reception will follow at  Winter Garden Baptist Church, located at 125 E. Plant Street.
Officials with the Orange County Sheriff's Office said mourning bands will be worn until midnight on February 24.

Road closures will commence at approximately 3 p.m. thru 5 p.m.

Message boards will be utilized for advance notification of the motoring public and we will have the information posted the Orange County Sheriff's Office website.
The procession will commence at the First Orlando Baptist Church.

  • Exit First Baptist Church onto John Young Parkway (Exit directly onto JYP north of Clear Lake at Church exit)
  • North on John Young Parkway to SR408 (East/West Expressway)
  • West on SR408 to Good Homes Road exit (Exit #2)
  • Southbound on Good Homes Road to Old Winter Garden Road
  • South on Woodlawn Cemetery Road to Woodlawn Cemetery

OPD and FHP will be diverting traffic on west bound SR408 onto I4 and 441, east of John Young Parkway.

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