LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is expected to join thousands of law enforcement officers at the funeral of a central Florida officer slain in the line of duty.
The Lakeland Ledger (http://bit.ly/uOG6E5 ) reports that Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi will join mourners Tuesday for the funeral of Lakeland Police Officer Arnulfo Crispin.
Crispin was fatally shot in the head while questioning some men while on patrol Dec. 19. Another officer who arrived minutes after Crispin's last radio call found him unresponsive on the ground.
A 19-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder in Crispin's death.
A procession to Oakhill Cemetery in Lakeland will follow Tuesday morning's funeral service.
Police say residents and mourners are invited to leave flowers or mementos on Crispin's police vehicle, parked in front of the station.
Information from: The Ledger, http://www.theledger.com
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