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Ceremony honoring slain Tacoma officer

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TACOMA, Wash. -

 (AP) - The Latest on the memorial service for a slain Tacoma officer (all times local):
    
1:26 p.m.
    
Thousands of uniformed officers and others have gathered to honor a Tacoma police officer who was fatally shot last month.
    
The memorial service for Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez is underway Friday afternoon.
    
The News Tribune reports that a pipe band led a funeral procession of law enforcement and fire vehicles from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, past the Tacoma police headquarters and into the Tacoma Dome. The flag draped casket was then carried into the stadium.
    
The 45-year-old officer, who joined the Tacoma Police Department in 1999, was shot and killed Nov. 30 while responding to a domestic dispute. The suspected gunman was killed by a sheriff's marksman, ending an 11-hour standoff.
    
8:51 a.m.
    
Thousands are expected at a memorial service to honor a Tacoma police officer who was fatally shot while responding to a domestic dispute.
    
The memorial service for Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez is to begin at 1 p.m. Friday at the Tacoma Dome.
    
The News Tribune says a procession of law enforcement and fire vehicles will make its way from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, past the Tacoma police headquarters before heading to the Tacoma Dome.
    
The 45-year-old officer, who joined the Tacoma Police Department in 1999, was shot and killed Nov. 30 while responding to a domestic dispute. The suspected gunman was killed by a sheriff's marksman, ending an 11-hour standoff.
    
Gutierrez's sister in a previous statement called him a hero who loved his job and said he ran toward danger when others ran away. Antoinette Gutierrez also thanked law enforcement officers and the community for the outpouring of love.

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12/9/2016 1:28:43 PM (GMT -8:00)

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