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Funeral set for slain Jersey City cop Friday

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A rookie Jersey City police officer killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest on Friday.

Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago
Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago (AP Photo/Jersey City Mayor’s office)

The funeral for Officer Melvin Santiago is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. A wake for the officer will begin Thursday at 1 p.m.

A procession of Jersey City police officers will walk from the funeral home to the church on the morning of the funeral.

Santiago was killed early Sunday morning while responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-7 Walgreens. Police say Lawrence Campbell ambushed the 23-year-old outside of the store. Police returned fire, killing Campbell.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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