DAYTON — A large procession of law enforcement officers escorted the body of fallen Richmond Police Officer Seara Burton from Dayton back to Indiana Monday afternoon.
The procession left the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office in Dayton just before 1:30 p.m.
Video shows the hearse carrying Burton’s body slow down as it passed by Richmond City Hall where crowds of people were gathered to show their support.
The police department announced late Sunday night that Burton passed away surrounded by her family at Reid Health at 9:59 p.m.
Burton was critically injured after being shot on August 10 during a traffic stop.
After spending three weeks at Miami Valley Hospital, Burton’s injuries were described as “unrecoverable” and she was taken off life support on September 1. She was transported to a hospice facility in Richmond on September 3.
Funeral arrangements are still being finalized and will be announced later.
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