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Thousands attend funeral of Utah police officer

Published: Wednesday, July 29 2015 1:00 p.m. MDT

FILE -- An undated file image provided by the Ogden Police Department on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2011 shows Officer Jared Francom who was killed Jan. 4, 2012 during a drug raid in Ogden, Utah.  Francom's funeral will be held Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at the Dee Events Center on the campus of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.    (file, AP Photo/Ogden Police Department) FILE -- An undated file image provided by the Ogden Police Department on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2011 shows Officer Jared Francom who was killed Jan. 4, 2012 during a drug raid in Ogden, Utah. Francom's funeral will be held Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at the Dee Events Center on the campus of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. (file, AP Photo/Ogden Police Department)

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.

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.

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