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APD Officers Laid to Rest

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Officer Richard Halford, Source: Atlanta Police Department Officer Richard Halford, Source: Atlanta Police Department

Atlanta, GA (WSB)- Hundreds of people are expected to pay their respects in Atlanta today at the funeral of an officer killed in a helicopter crash.

Richard Halford, a Hardaway High School graduate, was a pilot with the Atlanta Police Department Air Unit for more than 16 years. Halford was a 26 year veteran of the force.

He and fellow officer Sean Smiley died Saturday night when the helicopter they were using to search for a missing girl crashed.

The National Transportation and Safety Board is investigating the cause.
Smiley's funeral takes place Saturday morning.

 

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