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Slain Rookie Police Officer Laid to Rest in Jersey City

Image: Police officers salute as the casket carrying slain Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago is carried into St. Aloysius Catholic Church for his funeral service in Jersey City
Police officers salute as the casket carrying slain Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago is carried into St. Aloysius Catholic Church for his funeral service in Jersey City, New Jersey on July 18.MIKE SEGAR / Reuters

Police carried the flag-draped coffin of slain Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago following his funeral mass at Aloysius Catholic Church in Jersey City, N.J., on Friday. Officers from the New Jersey and New York area took part in the procession for Santiago, 23, who was shot and killed in the line of duty during an armed robbery at a Walgreen's pharmacy early on Sunday.

Image: Funeral Held For 23-Year-Old Jersey City Police Officer Killed On Duty
Police carry the flag-draped coffin of slain Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago following a funeral mass on Friday in Jersey City, New Jersey.John Moore / Getty Images