Wake County Congressman remembered by friends

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – The investigation into who shot dead a Wake County deputy late Thursday night continued Sunday. No new information is available on a possible suspect or possible motive, but friends and family are awaiting justice.

Deputy Ned Byrd was shot and killed just after 11 p.m. Thursday night and another deputy found him at 1:06 a.m

“The person(s) responsible took something very special from us,” said Byrd’s former roommate, Jesse Iversen.

Iversen described Byrd as a “protector by nature”. Iversen is a Cary firefighter who lived with Byrd for years, but the two also shared a bond of being first responders. They often saw each other answering calls, even though they were no longer roommates.

Jesse Iversen, left, and Deputy Ned Byrd (Photo by Jesse Iversen)

“We caught up when the scene calmed down a bit, we always picked up right where we left off,” Iversen said.

He says Deputy Byrd was dedicated to his K9, Sasha, who was in his squad car when the deputy was killed. Friends remember that Byrd has always helped others and makes every single day count.

“He loved life, loved life and he absolutely lived it to the fullest,” Iversen said. “If he loved you, you came first and I miss him.”

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office says they are receiving help with the investigation from several local and state agencies, including the State Bureau of Investigation.

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Dais Johnston

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