Hundreds attend funeral for Beaumont officer

July 13, 2011 12:21:08 PM PDT
Hundreds of mourners attended a funeral for a Southeast Texas police officer killed when a suspect fleeing in a sport utility vehicle slammed into his police car. The funeral for Bryan Mitchell Hebert was held Wednesday at the Beaumont Civic Center. Hebert was killed in the Friday crash that capped a high-speed police chase.

KFDM-TV reported that Beaumont Police Chief Frank Coffin, who spoke at the service, said "an act of violence against one of us is an act of violence against all of us."

The chief and others thanked the slain officer and his family for making "the ultimate sacrifice."

John Wesley Nero has been charged with capital murder in Hebert's death and remained hospitalized in police custody. Bond is set at $750,000. Online records show no attorney.

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