Of Officer Doug Barney's wife, Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder said, "I look into Erika Barney's eyes, and I absolutely know that she is convinced that her faith is going to carry she and her family through this. That's something that not all of us have." (Quote from Deseret News.)
Thousands of people, many law enforcement officers from around the state and country, gathered Monday to pay their last respects to Officer Doug Barney, who was killed in the line of duty last week.
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More than 10,000 people attended services at the Maverik Center before law enforcement began a 53-mile procession through Salt Lake to Orem, where Barney will be buried.
"The badge makes you one," said Barney's wife, Erika to the officers in the crowd. "You have to mourn together to be able to perform together."
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