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Funeral procession to begin final goodbyes to Chandler Officer Farrar

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PHOENIX – Family, friends, colleagues and the greater community will begin the formal process of saying goodbye to Chandler Police Officer Christopher Farrar with a motorcade Friday followed by a viewing.

“The department is grieving like a family does,” Chandler Police Chief Sean Duggan told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News on Friday, hours before the funeral procession and public viewing for Farrar got underway.

Farrar, 50, was killed in the line of duty April 29, during a pursuit. He was struck by a car during the confrontation at a Gilbert car dealership.

The viewing for Farrar will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Compass Christian Church, at Alma School and Germann roads in Chandler. A memorial service will also be held there Saturday starting at 9 a.m.

The official procession was to begin Friday around 1:45 p.m. The Chandler Police Department asked that anyone who wanted to watch be in place before 2 p.m.

The route will begin at the Ethan Allen store at Chandler Fashion Mall, go south on Chandler Village Drive, head east on Frye Road, then south on Dobson Road before turning east on Germann Road and north on Alma School Road. The procession will turn into the church parking lot near the Burger King.

The funeral will be open to the public but space is limited. The police department and the city will live stream the event.

“Since the news of his death, we’ve also had countless numbers of citizens come forward with stories of how Chris, specifically, touched their lives and just affirming the positive impact he had on our community and our department,” Duggan said.

Farrar was an 18-year veteran.

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