2,000 Expected for Funeral of Task Force Officer

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) -- Thousands of people are expected at the funeral of a Columbus drug task force officer killed in a traffic crash while on duty in the west Georgia city.

James McMullen of McMullen Funeral Home said as many as 2,000 people are expected to attend Monday's services for Columbus police Cpl. Thomas Keith Slay. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Slay's funeral is planned for 11 a.m. Monday.

Another member of the task force -- Russell County, Ala., sheriff's Deputy Brad Evans -- was hurt in the crash and faces a long recovery.

Slay was killed and Evans hurt when another vehicle struck their pickup in Columbus on Tuesday.

The service for Slay is at 11 a.m. at Cascade Hills Church on 54th Street in Columbus.

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