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Community bids virtual goodbye to Phoenix Cmdr. Greg Carnicle

PHOENIX – A life and a career were remembered Tuesday during funeral services for a Phoenix police commander who was killed on the job a week ago.

The coronavirus outbreak’s stay-at-home directive kept away friends, colleagues, other first responders and citizens wishing to pay their respects to Cmdr. Greg Carnicle.

Instead, a portion of the family-only Mass was livestreamed from St. Jerome’s Catholic Church at 35th and Peoria avenues on the police Facebook page.

Carnicle, 56, and two other officers were shot March 29 as they responded to a domestic violence call near 40th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Road.

The other officers, Marissa Dowhan and Alicia Hubert, survived.

Carnicle had been slated to retire in October, after 31 years on the force.

He was the first commander in Phoenix Police history to be killed on the job.

Police asked the public to pause for a moment of silence at noon to honor Carnicle. They also asked participants to share videos of themselves observing the statewide moment using the hashtag #RIPGregCarnicle.

The posts will be collected and organized then given to the family.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Mike Broomhead Show aired the police department’s tribute ceremony and moment of silence.

A full police memorial service was planned for when Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home executive order is lifted, the department said.

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