Bolanos AnaviscaOscarA funeral service for Cumberland County sheriff’s Deputy Oscar Yovani Bolanos-Anavisca Jr., who was killed in the line of duty last Friday, be held this Friday, Dec. 23, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at Rivers of Living Water church, 1764 Bingham Drive, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m.
Bolanos-Anavisca, who was 23, will be laid to rest at Rockfish Memorial Park, 4017 Gillespie St., the release said.

The service will be open to the public, and law enforcement officers and people who work in the justice system are invited.
Rivers of Living Water will stream the funeral service on its Facebook page, Rivers of Living Water on Facebook.

Bolanos-Anavisca died after being struck by a vehicle on Gillespie Street early last Friday, according to the Sheriff’s Office. He and other deputies were investigating a robbery report at the Circle K convenience store at 2990 Gillespie St. at 2:46 a.m. last Friday, a news release said.

As deputies returned from running a canine track, Bolanos-Anavisca, who was walking, was hit by a vehicle, the release said.
Bolanos-Anavisca was taken by ambulance to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Investigators said Nicholas Terlizzi, 24, of Linden, was driving the vehicle that struck the deputy. Terlizzi was charged with death by motor vehicle; hit and run; driving while impaired; reckless driving to endanger; driving while license revoked; no liability insurance; revoked tag; driving a motor vehicle with no registration; and failing to stop for a steady red light, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Bolanos-Anavisca was “a dedicated, selfless member of the Sheriff’s Office who lost his life protecting the citizens of Cumberland County,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release last week.

Bolanos-Anavisca joined the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office in November 2020, a news release said. Before being assigned to C Platoon, he was a school resource officer at Hope Mills Middle School.

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