ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Around 4,000 people are expected at a memorial service for two slain St. Petersburg police officers.
Sgt. Thomas J. Baitinger and Officer Jeffrey A. Yaslowitz were killed Monday trying to apprehend fugitive Hydra Lacy Jr., who was hiding in the attic of a St. Petersburg home and open-fired on them. Lacy also died.
A viewing for the officers is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church, 1900 Gandy Blvd. in St. Petersburg. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. Friday at the same church.
The 39-year-old Yaslowitz, a K-9 officer, is survived by his wife and three children. The 48-year-old Baitinger leaves a wife.
A U.S. Marshal also shot by Lacy is recovering.
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