OGDEN, Utah — A Utah police officer killed in a gunbattle last week with a suspected pot grower has been buried in a tear-filled ceremony that featured a 21-gun salute and the release of about a dozen white doves into the bright blue winter sky.Comment on this story
The burial Wednesday of undercover police officer Jared Francom at the Ogden City Cemetery also included the playing of Taps and a police dispatcher's broadcast of a final radio call.
Afterward, uniformed officers streamed pasted Francom's casket, some leaving behind their white gloves.
Francom was killed after police tried to serve a search warrant on Jan. 4. Five others from the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Task Force were injured. Three remained hospitalized Wednesday in fair condition.
Suspect Matthew David Stewart was cornered in a backyard shed before he was shot and wounded by police.