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Thousands Expected At Minn. Police Officer Funeral

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(credit: Lake City Police Department)

(credit: Lake City Police Department)

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LAKE CITY, Minn. (AP) — Up to 2,000 law officers are expected at Saturday’s funeral for a Minnesota police officer killed in the line of duty.

Lake City Police Officer Shawn Schneider was shot in the head Dec. 19 while responding to a domestic dispute. Schneider died 11 days later at a Rochester hospital.

Schneider’s funeral is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Lake City. Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to attend. Dayton has ordered flags lowered to half-staff Saturday to honor Schneider.

A horse-drawn carriage will carry Schneider’s body from the church to Lakewood Cemetery. St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church will ring its bell 261 times during the procession — once for every Minnesota law officer who has died in the line of duty.

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