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Mounted police officers salute beside citizens as hearses arrive for a memorial service at AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday, Jan. 24.
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Police officers embrace before the funeral for two Miami-Dade police officers in Miami on Monday. Thousands of law enforcement officers paid respects to 41-officers Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth, killed Jan. 20 as they tried to serve a felony warrant.
Police officers salute as a hearse carrying the body of one of two Miami-Dade police officers arrives for a memorial service at the AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday in Miami.
Family, friends and fellow officers paid final respects Monday morning two two Miami-Dade officers who were killed in the line of duty last week. Funerals followed a memorial service for Officers Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth.
The two officers' bodies arrived were led by a procession from the Vista Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Miami Lakes to the arena, where Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez, Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski and Miami-Dade Police Director James Loftus spoke at the memorial.
Thousands showed up Sunday at the wake for Castillo and Haworth at Vista Memorial Gardens, forming a long line that stretched outside the funeral home.
Castillo and Haworth were killed last Thursday in a shootout with murder suspect Johnny Simms in Liberty City. Castillo, 41, and Haworth, 44, were part of a warrant task force that was looking for the 22-year-old Simms, who police described as a career criminal.
Castillo, a 21-year veteran of the force, left behind a wife and three children. Haworth, a 23-year veteran, was the single mother of a teen son.