Funeral honors Maryland officer killed outside station

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Posted: Mar 25, 2016 11:27 AM
Funeral honors Maryland officer killed outside station

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Friends, family and officers from several states are saying goodbye to a plainclothes narcotics officer killed in a shootout at a Maryland police station.

Video posted by the Prince George's County Police Department shows honor guards lining the road Friday as motorcycle units escort the body of Detective Jacai Colson to the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro.

Officials say Colson, a Pennsylvania native, was killed March 13 by a fellow officer after a man fired at a police station. Police say the officer didn't recognize Colson but feared for his life.

A wounded suspect, Michael Ford, faces more than two dozen charges, including second-degree murder. Police have described the incident as a suicide attempt by Ford. Police say his two brothers helped; they, too, are charged.