INDIANAPOLIS - Mourners gathered for the funeral of an Indianapolis police officer who authorities say was slain by her ex-husband and fellow officer who then killed himself.
A row of officers in dress uniforms saluted as Officer Kimberlee Carmack's flag-draped casket was carried Wednesday morning into Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral. Her funeral was followed by a police procession and burial at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Investigators say Sgt. Ryan Anders shot the 45-year-old officer on Thursday after breaking into her home. The couple divorced in October after a six-year relationship.
Carmack was a 20-year veteran of the police force and her son is a current officer. Carmack was remembered as a person who cared deeply for the community and always went above and beyond.
Her loss has been especially difficult for the entire Metro police force.
"It shows we're human we come from the same society we have the same challenges and we must recognize that our police officers do an outstanding job, but we're human," IMPD Chief Rick Hite said.
After the formal ceremony, Hite presented Carmack's son with the flag that draped his mother's casket.
"We like to think that in this case it's a little different that the legacy lives on through her son and she'll continue on through him and whenever we speak her name, it'll be in fondness and understanding that he in fact is a part of her traditional legacy, and we honor that and make sure he understands that," Hite said.
Officials say Anders' funeral set for Thursday isn't considered an official police service.
Follow Drew Smith on Twitter: @drewsmith1
RTV6 day at the Indianapolis Home Show
RTV6 anchors and reporters greeted thousands of fans Saturday at the 2015 Indianapolis Home Show.
Police search puts Butler-Tarkington on alert
Butler University students were briefly advised to shelter-in-place Saturday night as Indianapolis police searched for two suspects who fled…
Indy council considers digital billboards
Indianapolis City-County Councilors are considering a proposal to permit up to 75 digital billboards in the city limits.
IndyCAN demonstrates at justice complex site
A faith-based group gathered downtown today to call for more jobs, not more jail beds.
IFD, Pike Township fight north side fire
Twelve Indianapolis fire units and three Pike Township units were called to fight a house fire on the north side Saturday.
Second Helpings holds its own 'Souper Bowl'
While the NFL's big game in Arizona was still a week away, on Saturday, Indianapolis had a "Souper Bowl" of its own.