By Debra Smith and Diana Hefley
A riderless horse was led in front of the hearse as it carried her casket toward the arena.
Hundreds or people, including many wearing uniforms, quietly lined up along Hewitt Avenue to watch the solemn procession.
An honor guard walked along with the hearse, touching the hood with their white gloved hands.
They guided the procession under a large U.S. flag that had been draped between two ladder trucks outside the arena.
Aside from the pipe and drum music and the noise of hovering helicopters, the moments passed in silence.
Many people watching the ceremony stood at attention or saluted the hearse as it slowly rolled past.
Biendl’s family stepped to the street when the hearse neared the arena.
An honor guard removed Biendl’s casket and draped it in a U.S. flag.
Ranks of officers stood at attention outside the arena, creating a corridor of uniforms.
The honor guard carried Biendl’s casket into the arena, followed by the fallen officer’s family. As family passed, dozens of officers saluted.
Mourners rose to their feet and silence fell over the arena as Biendl’s flag-draped casket was brought in and placed in front of the flower-laden stage.