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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN MCCUSKER -- New Orleans police officers visit before funeral services for Officer Rodney Thomas who was killed last weekend in a hit and run. The service was held Friday, July 12, 2013 at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church.

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN MCCUSKER -- New Orleans police officers, including Captain Michael Glasser hugging a fellow officer bottom right, visit before funeral services for Officer Rodney Thomas who was killed last weekend in a hit and run. The service was held Friday, July 12, 2013 at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church.

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN MCCUSKER -- Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand and New Orleans Police Chief Ronal Serpas visit before funeral services for Officer Rodney Thomas who was killed last weekend in a hit and run. The service was held Friday, July 12, 2013 at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church.

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN MCCUSKER -- Funeral services for Officer Rodney Thomas who was killed last weekend in a hit and run were held Friday, July 12, 2013 at Franlin Avenue Baptist Church.

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN MCCUSKER -- The funeral procession for Officer Rodney Thomas, who was killed last weekend in a hit and run, travels past the second} district station where he worked Friday, July 12, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN MCCUSKER -- Funeral services for Officer Rodney Thomas who was killed last weekend in a hit and run were held Friday, July 12, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN MCCUSKER -- Law enforcement officers are reflected in the side of the hearse as the funeral procession for Officer Rodney Thomas, who was killed last weekend in a hit and run, travels past the second district station where he worked Friday, July 12, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN MCCUSKER -- The funeral procession for Officer Rodney Thomas, who was killed last weekend in a hit and run, travels past the second} district station where he worked Friday, July 12, 2013.