Video: Deputy’s funeral draws hundreds of mourners

Mourners by the hundreds said goodbye to Vermilion Parish Deputy Allen Bares Jr. on Friday, many of them lining La. 14 to wave American flags in a pouring rain as the funeral procession made its way from Abbeville to Erath, where Bares lived with his family.

Bares, a 12-year law enforcement veteran, was killed Monday afternoon when he encountered two Abbeville men suspected of burglarizing a home near where Bares was cutting grass on his day off. Bares was shot and died Monday evening in Abbeville General Hospital.