Police around country gather to honor slain Cincinnati cop

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CINCINNATI — Police officers from around the country have turned out for a slain Cincinnati officer’s funeral, where city officials, family and colleagues spoke of his devotion to duty and love for his family and his city.

Hundreds of people packed Xavier University’s Cintas Center on Friday to honor Officer Sonny Kim. Police say the 27-year veteran was killed June 19 by an armed suspect who had made 911 calls and was seeking “suicide by cop.” The suspect was killed by police.

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black called Kim a “true hero” and a model police officer.

A funeral procession was to accompany a caisson carrying the flag-covered casket to a cemetery north of Cincinnati for a private burial.

The public was urged to line the procession route.