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Phoenix officer shot, killed in line of duty honored with another memorial service

Commander Greg Carnicle was shot and killed while helping two officers respond to a domestic violence incident involving roommates on March 29.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: The above video is from an earlier newscast.

A Phoenix police officer who was shot and killed back in March was given another memorial service on Tuesday after one was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Commander Greg Carnicle was shot and killed while helping two officers respond to a domestic violence incident involving roommates on March 29.

Carnicle's final memorial service was held at 9 a.m. Tuesday. 

The memorial service was hosted at Christ's Church of the Valley near 67th Avenue and Happy Valley Road in Peoria. 

The service was livestreamed.

“Today, our hearts are broken as we come alongside the Carnicle family to both honor his life. But also remind them that they too will never walk alone, abandoned, forgotten,” the minister said.

“The devotion and selflessness he displayed in the moment that ended his life, was the same devotion and selflessness that he carried with him throughout his career," Carnicle's family said during the Tuesday service.

PREVIOUSLY: Family, loved ones remember fallen Phoenix Police Commander Greg Carnicle before he's laid to rest

Gov. Doug Ducey's announcement on Monday forced some last-minute changes to Tuesday's service. 

Originally, the service was supposed to be a larger event, but due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, only immediate family was allowed to enter the cemetery. 

Extended family was allowed to watch a limited service via a live stream.

He was given a religious funeral service in April, but Phoenix Police spokesman Dan Wilson said Tuesday's ceremony was set to be a "larger, more traditional tribute complete with honor guard ceremonies, riderless horse and the last call."

The suspect in Carnicle's shooting, 22-year-old Jacob Emry Mcilveen, was being evicted and refused to come downstairs before firing on the officers.

Mcilveen was pronounced dead on scene after barricading himself in the house for several hours after the shooting.

Two other officers who were injured in the shooting, Alicia Hubert and Marissa Dowhan, were later released from the hospital. 

Carnicle was just months away from retiring when he was killed. 


Memorial Service for Commander Greg Carnicle

Family and friends gather for the memorial service of Commander Greg Carnicle. He was shot and killed in the line of duty in March.

Posted by 12 News on Tuesday, June 30, 2020


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