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Memorial service for theater victim Gordon Cowden held in Denver

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Flowers are delivered for a memorial service for Gordon Cowden Wednesday, July 25, in Denver. Cowden was one of 12 people killed, and over 50 wounded in a shooting attack early Friday at the packed theater during a showing of the Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises."

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U.S. Air Force cadets arrive for a memorial service for Gordon Cowden, one of the movie theater shooting victim, at Pathways Church for a on July 25, in Denver, Colorado. Two of Cowden's teenage daughters were with him in the theater when he was killed.

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Mournors cry as they leave Pathways Church after a memorial service for Gordon Cowden, one of the movie theater shooting victims, on July 25, in Denver, Colorado. Two of Cowden's teenage daughters were with him in the theater when he was killed.

NBC News reports: About 150 mourners on Wednesday attended the first funeral service of a victim of last week's Aurora, Colo., theater shootings. Gordon Cowden, 51, a father who was the oldest person killed, was memorialized at Pathways Church in Denver.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates were among the mourners who walked by a large portrait of Cowden at the entrance to the private service.

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