Funeral Services Set For Slain Ohio Police Officer

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DANVILLE, Ohio (AP) – Funeral services are set for a police officer authorities allege was killed by a man suspected of targeting an officer.

Officer Thomas Cottrell’s body was found late Sunday behind the village municipal building in Danville, about 60 miles northeast of Columbus.

The Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home website says services for the 34-year-old officer will be 11 a.m. Saturday on the Newark campus of Ohio State University and Central Ohio Technical College. Plans also call for a color guard, bagpipes and a police escort from the funeral home to the campus.

Calling hours are scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home in Newark. Authorities say suspect Herschel Jones III is in custody and expected to be charged.