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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

large gathering expected for funeral in Ligonier

A multitude of police and emergency responders are expected Friday in Ligonier to pay their respects to a Perryopolis officer killed in the line of duty.
“For a small town, it is a logistic nightmare to find places for all of these people to park their vehicles,” said Ligonier Mayor Ormond “Butch” Bellas, among the many local and county officials involved in planning for the influx of traffic and people. “It's going to be big, but how big, we don't have a clue.”
Officials estimate that hundreds of police officers, firefighters, medics and others could travel to the borough of 1,560 residents Friday morning for funeral services for Officer Richard Champion, 35, of Ligonier Township.

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