Kathy Atwood, Everett police deputy chief, gave a brief introduction about what to expect Tuesday afternoon. The family took a few moments before the ceremony to collect their thoughts in private.
Law enforcement funerals draw from those used by the military, Atwood told the crowd. There are five themes: the processional, the religious invocation, five people who will share remembrances, a religious benediction and a closing recessional.
"The ceremony is steeped with tradition and honor," she said
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