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Slain Officer Laid to Rest

Slain Officer Laid to Rest

An escort of dozens of police motorcycles and hundreds of police cars from multiple agencies escorted Webster's body 17 miles

Albuquerque Police officer Daniel Webster was laid to rest today in a service that drew thousands of people.

Webster’s funeral procession from the Albuquerque Convention Center stretched five miles as it made its way along Interstate 25 toward Rio Rancho. An escort of dozens of police motorcycles and hundreds of police cars from multiple agencies escorted Webster’s body 17 miles to the Vista Verde Memorial Park in Rio Rancho.

Slain officer Daniel WebsterAlong the route, Albuquerque firefighters stood atop fire engines on overpasses and a police honor guard fired a salute as the hearse carrying Webster’s body passed. Police from as many as 50 agencies attended the funeral and laid white gloves atop Webster’s casket.

Webster was mortally wounded during a traffic stop Oct. 21 of a man riding a motorcycle with a stolen license plate. He died last Thursday of his wounds. Davon Lymon, the suspect in his killing, has been charged with federal firearms violations and likely will face state murder charges in Webster’s death. He remains in custody.

Webster was a former U.S. Army Ranger who served in the first Gulf War. He is survived by his wife, Michelle Carlino-Webster, a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy, who spoke at the service and described her husband as a “dork” who liked helping people.

Among those speaking at the service were Gov. Susana Martinez, Mayor Richard Berry and APD Chief Gorden Eden.

— Dan Vukelich

 

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Dan Vukelich is a writer and former editor of ABQ Free Press.

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Dennis Domrzalski is managing editor of ABQ Free Press. Reach him at dennis@freeabq.com.

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