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Hundreds of mourners lined up inside the Genesis Convention Center on Sunday afternoon to express condolences to the family of slain Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield.

Those condolences and tributes continue today at the funeral for the “well-loved” patrolman, starting at 11 a.m.

Westerfield was found shot to death in his police cruiser shortly after 5 a.m. on July 6. That came just a couple of hours after he followed up on a domestic disturbance call near 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place.

Police now have a suspect in custody, but no charges have been filed, and the investigation is ongoing. The suspect is being held on a failure to appear warrant from a probation revocation hearing.

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