They said there was no way they could thank everyone for the "beautiful spray of flowers from the New York Yankees!"
New York City Police Department also had a processional in honor of Hearne.
R.I.P. Polk County #Georgia Det. Kristen Hearne ◾
Thank you to the community for your support 🙏
— NYPD Ceremonial Unit (@NYPDCeremonial)
Funeral services were held Tuesday for Hearne at Victory Baptist Church, where she was remembered by loved ones as a hero who “made an impact on every one of our lives,” Polk County police Chief Kenny Dodd said.
Hearne was the first Polk County officer killed in the line of duty.
Spangler and a second person, 22-year-old Samantha Roof, face murder and aggravated assault charges. Authorities are seeking the death penalty against the duo if convicted.
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Channel 2's Mike Petchenik reports.