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Hundreds of Phoenix officers attend kindergarten graduation

Rikki Mitchell

Photos courtesy of Phoenix Police.

Hundreds of Phoenix officers attend kindergarten graduation

CREATED May. 22, 2013

PHOENIX (AP) - Hundreds of Phoenix police officers have attended the kindergarten graduation of a fallen officer's daughter.
   
Officer Daryl Raetz was killed Sunday in a hit-and-run accident as he was conducting a DUI stop.
   
The 29-year-old Raetz was an Iraq war veteran and had been a Phoenix police officer for six years.
   
Photos on the police department's Facebook page Wednesday show hundreds of officers lining the walls and the back of the auditorium for the graduation ceremony for Raetz's child.
   
The officers also posed for a group shot outside the kindergarten.
   
Police announced earlier Wednesday that Raetz's funeral is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Christ's Church of the Valley in Peoria.
   
Immediately following the service, police officials say Raetz will be buried at Phoenix Memorial Park.

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