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Atlanta Police hold funeral for helicopter Officer Halford

7:59 PM, Nov 9, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police laid one of their own to rest Friday.

Officers from around the metro paid tribute to helicopter officer Richard Halford during funeral services Friday.

Officers Richard Halford and Shawn Smiley died last Saturday in a helicopter crash. They were on duty searching for a missing boy.

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Officer Halford was laid to rest after services at Southwest Atlanta's Jackson Memorial Baptist Church Friday.

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Officer Smiley's funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Atlanta on Peachtree Road.

11Alive will stream his funeral live on 11Alive.com and our digital channel 11.2, which can be found on channel 211 on Comcast and channel 84 on Charter.

Officer Halford's funeral took place at 11 a.m. Friday, following a processional motorcade that began at 9:30 a.m., with hundreds of officers in attendance.

A similar motorcade will depart Turner Field at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, headed to First Baptist Church for Officer Smiley's services.

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