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D.C. Officer Frank Strother to receive full honors at Thursday funeral

D.C. Police will honor one of their own today with a full department honors funeral for an officer who passed away in the line of duty.

Senior Police Officer Frank Strother, who worked in the Special Operations Division, was headed to staff a St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 14 when he was "stricken by a medical incident," the department said. He went to the hospital and stayed there until he died on May 22.

Strother. (D.C. Police)

"His death was in the line of duty, and as such, he will be awarded full department honors for his funeral," D.C. Police said in a statement.

He joined the department in May 1970 and retired 33 years later in July 2003. He returned to the force as a Senior Police Officer in May 2005.

He was 63 years old.

The funeral will take place at the Jericho City of Praise at 8501 Jericho City Drive in Landover, immediately following a viewing that runs from 10 a.m. to noon.

After the funeral, there will be a motorcade procession that will make several stops in the District in honor of Strother's first assignment in the special operations division, the Traffic Safety and Specialized Enforcement Branch at 501 New York Avenue. There will be road closures between 1 and 3 p.m. along the funeral route.

-- Theola Labbé-DeBose

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 3, 2010; 9:03 AM ET
Categories:  The District , Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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