Kissimmee police officers shot, killed in line of duty laid to rest on Thursday

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Thousands will attend the funeral of two Kissimmee police officers shot and killed in the line of duty last week. The funeral will be held at First Baptist Church of Orlando on Thursday morning. 

Everett Miller, 45, is accused of shooting the officers on Friday, August 18 during a scuffle at Palmway and East Cypress Streets in Kissimmee. Officer Matthew Baxter died Friday evening and Sgt. Sam Howard died Saturday. 

Click here to donate to the families through the City of Kissimmee website.

The brothers and sisters of the Kissimmee Police Department will place mourning bands over their badges to honor the fallen officers. 

 

 

The joint funeral started at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Orlando located at 3000 S. John Young Parkway in Orlando. 

Interment followed the service after the service located at Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home located at 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road in Gotha, Florida. 

The Department says "In lieu of flowers, we ask for you to send a donation to the officers families via the SunTrust account set up for them in the name City of Kissimmee - Officer Matthew Baxter and Sergeant Sam Howard account number 1000193639936."

The City of Kissimmee turned the City blue in honor of the officers. See their post below:

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