Trumpeter, scouts wait patiently to honor officer

Jan 11 2012 - 4:30pm

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Officers carry the casket outside to a fire engine during funeral services for Ogden police officer Jared Francom at the Dee Events Center in Ogden Wednesday, January 11, 2012.(ROBERT JOHNSON/Standard-Examiner)
Officers carry the casket outside to a fire engine during funeral services for Ogden police officer Jared Francom at the Dee Events Center in Ogden Wednesday, January 11, 2012.(ROBERT JOHNSON/Standard-Examiner)

 

 

 

OGDEN -- Weber County Sheriff's Deputy Dan Halacy waits patiently at Ogden City Cemetery before performing his sad duty of playing "Taps" to honor slain Ogden police officer Jared Francom.

Halacy is often the trumpeter at law enforcement funerals and says he prefers to wait at the cemetery rather than attending the services.

"For me the emotions that are involved are hard. I've had personal experience of having friends that I later have to pay taps for."

Also at the cemetery to pay their respects and express support for Francom's family are 12 members of North Ogden Boy Scout Troop 787.

The scouts came to the cemetery about 10 a.m. said Troop leader Jesus Ibarra.

"(Francom) was an Eagle Scout when he was young," Ibarra said. "A lot of these kids are Eagles too, We're here to support the family."

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