PHOTOS | Mourners pay their respects to Deputy Koontz at funeral service

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KOKOMO, Ind. (March 29, 2016) – Mourners are filing into Northwestern High School ahead of  Deputy Carl Koontz’s funeral at 11 a.m.

The service is expected to last about an hour to an hour and a half. Koontz’s widow and 8-month-old son will be escorted in shortly before the ceremony. Gov. Mike Pence, Howard County Sheriff Steve Rogers and Jill Donnelly, wife of Sen. Joe Donnelly, are among those scheduled to speak.

After the funeral, Koontz will be buried at Albright Cemetery in Kokomo. The procession is expected to last about 45 minutes and will include 400 to 500 vehicles, with about half of them being from law enforcement agencies.

The procession will make a brief stop outside the Howard County Sheriff’s Department for the 10-42 or end of duty call, which will last about two minutes before the procession continues to the cemetery.

There will be both a public and private service at the cemetery. Members of the honor guard will welcome the hearse into the cemetery, and a riderless horse will enter behind the honor guard. Bagpipers and drummers from law enforcement agencies across the state will also be in attendance, and riflemen will give a three-volley salute.

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