The Latest: Large funeral procession for Colorado deputy

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Posted: Jan 05, 2018 12:27 PM

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on funeral services for a sheriff's deputy shot in and killed in suburban Denver (all times local):

10:10 a.m.

A Colorado sheriff's deputy shot and killed by a man whose mental health problems previously raised alarms is being laid to rest.

A long motorcade of law enforcement officers from around Colorado and beyond on Friday escorted the hearse carrying the body of 29-year-old Zackari Parrish to a church in the Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch for his funeral. The procession along Interstate 25 was led by about 80 officers on motorcycles and ended with bagpipers and drummers escorting the hearse to Cherry Hills Community Church.

Along the way, saluting firefighters stood atop a firetruck and others watched on overpasses and along local streets. In two spots, large American flags were hung from ladder trucks.

Thirty-seven-year-old Matthew Riehl, a veteran and former Wyoming lawyer, fired on Parrish and three other deputies who responded to a 911 call he made from his apartment early New Year's Eve. He was later killed by a SWAT team in a gunfight that also wounded an officer.

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8:55 a.m.

Law enforcement officers from around Colorado are escorting the body of a sheriff's deputy shot and killed in suburban Denver on Sunday to his funeral.

Saluting firefighters stood on top of a firetruck and others watched on overpasses along Interstate 25 Friday as dozens of officers on motorcycles and in cruisers passed on Interstate 25 south of the city. A large American flag hung from two ladder trucks on one of the bridges during the procession for 29-year-old Zackari Parrish.

Thirty-seven-year-old Matthew Riehl, a veteran and former lawyer in Wyoming, fired on Parrish and three other deputies who responded to a 911 call he made from his apartment early on New Year's Eve. He was later killed by a SWAT team in a gunfight that also wounded an officer.

Parrish leaves a wife and two young daughters.

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8:10 a.m.

Funeral services are being held for a sheriff's deputy shot and killed in suburban Denver by a man whose mental health problems had previously raised alarms.

Law enforcement officers from around Colorado are scheduled to join a motorcade taking the body of 29-year-old Zackari Parrish to Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, not far from the apartment complex where he was shot and killed Sunday.

Thirty-seven-year-old Matthew Riehl, a veteran and former lawyer in Wyoming, fired on Parrish and three other deputies who responded to his 911 call. He was later killed by a SWAT team in a gunfight that also wounded an officer.

Parrish leaves a wife and two young daughters.