Sonny Kim

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The late morning rain Tuesday did not stop hundreds of police officers and others from gathering on Fountain Square and at the Police Memorial to remember their fallen colleagues on Police Memorial Day.

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Fallen Hamilton Firefighter Patrick Wolterman will be remembered during a public memorial service Thursday. 

He died early Monday while fighting a house fire. 

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“This is not suicide by cop. It just isn’t.”

That’s the decision from Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters on the June shooting death of Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim by Trepierre Hummons. Deters says Hummons called 911 to lure police to his location and then began shooting.

After Kim was shot and killed next to his cruiser, Hummons was shot and killed by a second police officer who had arrived on the scene, Specialist Thomas Sandmann. 

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The Cincinnati Fire Department could learn this week if it will receive a federal grant to pay for a 40-member recruit class that starts in February. 

The city has been successful in getting these Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency (SAFER) grants.  SAFER grants come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but fire chief Richard Braun says it gets harder each time.

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A city overwhelmed by grief but inspired by his service and courage came together Friday to lay fallen Police Officer Sonny Kim to rest. 

The funeral service for the 27-year veteran of the Cincinnati Police Department drew about 7,000 people - including hundreds of police officers from around the country - to the Cintas Center on the Xavier University campus to remember a loving husband and father who took on a dangerous job that, in the end, cost him his life.

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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.

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Officers from around the country will attend the visitation and funeral services for Sonny Kim.  The Cincinnati Police officer was killed last Friday in Madisonville.  George Pille with Lodge 69 of the Fraternal Order of Police says that's part of the brotherhood of law enforcement.

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Update: 6/22/2015: 

The public can pay its respects to slain Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim in a visitation Thursday at the Cintas Center on the Xavier University campus.