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Hundreds attend funeral for slain Ga. officer

According to the AP: Hundreds turned out for the funeral of a slain Georgia police officer whose killing prompted a days-long manhunt for a suspect who surrendered live television. WSB-TV reports that an honor guard lined the streets of Athens on Sunday as the body of Officer Christian was escorted to the city's Classic Center. Police say 33-year-old Jamie Hood fatally shot Christian on Tuesday, when he also shot and seriously wounded Officer Tony Howard. 

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Athens-Clarke County police chief Jack Lumpkin becomes emotional as he speaks during a memorial service for Athens-Clarke County senior police officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian, Sunday, on March 27, 2011 in Athens, Ga.

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A Dekalb County sheriff's deputy holds a program during a memorial service for Athens-Clarke County senior police officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian, on Sunday, March 27, 2011 in Athens, Ga.

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Melissa Christian, center, is escorted out of a memorial service for her husband Athens-Clarke County senior police officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian on Sunday, March 27, 2011 in Athens, Ga.

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Athens-Clarke County senior police officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian's casket is loaded into a hearse after a memorial service, on Sunday, March 27, 2011 in Athens, Ga.