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Phoenix Police Commander Greg Carnicle laid to rest on Tuesday

Commander Greg Carnicle was laid to rest at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church in Phoenix.

PHOENIX — A Phoenix police commander who was shot and killed in the line of duty on March 29th was laid to rest on Tuesday. 

Commander Greg Carnicle was laid to rest at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church in Phoenix on Tuesday.

Carnicle's immediate family were the only ones allowed inside the funeral mass, but the Phoenix Police Department streamed it on Facebook.

Please join us for this Facebook Live coverage of Commander Greg Carnicle’s funeral. The 31-year veteran leader of the Phoenix Police Department died in the line of duty on March 29. Funeral services at St. Jerome Catholic church include scripture readings from his son, daughter and son-in-law as well as music by his daughter. The service is under the direction of pastor Gary Regula. Only immediate family are allowed in the service due to COVID-19 restrictions. A larger community memorial will be held once those restrictions are lifted. We also invite you to join us at Noon Tuesday for a Facebook Live moment of silence for Commander Carnicle with the Phoenix Honor Guard and the playing of Taps.

Posted by Phoenix Police Department on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The live stream of the funeral was shared on the 12 News Facebook page and 12News.com.

To show support, Phoenix Police and Fire employees linked their city vehicles on 35th Avenue, starting in front of St. Jerome Catholic Church and heading south.

Community members also participated in a brief moment of silence at noon on Facebook Live with the Phoenix Police Department. 

While we can’t have a typical memorial service for fallen Police Commander Carnicle, we do want to allow the community to join with us in honoring his 31-years of service with the department. With the assistance of the Phoenix Honor Guard, the Multi-Agency Honor Guard and Sgt. Ramirez on the bugle, we will all pause for a moment of silence to remember the life of Greg Carnicle. Join us live and then share your video message thanking Commander Carnicle and his family for their sacrifice to social media using the #RIPGregCarnicle hashtag. We will gather these memorials to share with the family.

Posted by Phoenix Police Department on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The community was encouraged to create their own tribute message and share it on social media with the hashtag #RIPGregCarnicle. Those would be shared with the family. 

The department said a larger community memorial service will happen once restrictions on large gatherings are lifted to pay proper tribute to Carnicle and his 31 years of service to Phoenix.

Carnicle was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call in Phoenix on March 29. 

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The suspect, 22-year-old Jacob Emry Mcilveen, was pronounced dead on scene after barricading himself in the house for several hours after the shooting. 

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

Two other officers who were injured in the shooting, Alicia Hubert and Marissa Dowhan, have both been released from the hospital. They met outside of the hospital when Officer Dowhan was released and embraced.   

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