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Hundreds Attend Visitation For Cincinnati Police Officer

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Cincinnati Police say hundreds turned out for Officer Sonny Kim'svisitation.

Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim will be laid to rest Friday at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. By early Thursday afternoon, hundreds of well wishers were lined up to pay their respects at a public visitation at the Cintas Center.

Police officers from around the country were expected to attend the visitation. It runs until 7 p.m. At that time, a private service for police will be held.


Ohio transportation authorities say some interstate exit ramps will close during the funeral procession Friday.  The Ohio Department of Transportation says I-275 ramps to Montgomery Road will close from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  That's when the procession will travel Montgomery Road to the Gate of Heaven Cemetery for a private burial service. 

The public is encouraged to pay respects to officer Sonny Kim by lining the road.  Authorities expect thousands to turn out for the funeral and the procession, with hundreds of police vehicles from around the country participating. 

Officer Kim was fatally shot last Friday in Madisonville.