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Friends and family say final goodbye to Jonathan Sanders

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QUITMAN, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Friends and family gathered to say their final goodbyes to Johnathan Sanders Saturday.

Hundreds packed the Family Life Center Church in Quitman.

39-year-old Sanders, who had been driving a horse and buggy, died July 8 after a fight with Stonewall police officer,  Kevin Herrington.

Witnesses said Herrington wrapped his arms around Sanders' neck, placing him in a choke-hold for 20 minutes.

Sanders was unarmed and died at the scene. 

A family member said "My uncle loved everyone.  Most of his life was made up of him loving others.  That shows how unselfish he was."

No charges have been filed against officer Herrington at this point.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into Sanders' death.

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