Independence Hero Officer Cody Allen Honored In Funeral Ceremonies

Grief and tribute marked today for many in the metro . . . Here's a quick quote and a link to some of the best coverage we've seen so far:

"The Independence Police Department gathered Friday at the Community of Christ Church's The Auditorium in Independence to lay fallen Officer Cody Allen to rest along with his family, friends and other community members."

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HONORING A HERO: Live coverage of the funeral for Independence PD Ofc. Cody Allen

His funeral is set to be held Friday at 11 a.m., with doors opening at 9 a.m. The ceremony is open to the public.

Independence police, loved ones, community lay slain police officer Cody Allen to rest

Loved ones, colleagues and community members gathered at the Community of Christ Church The Auditorium in Independence on Friday to lay fallen Officer Cody Allen to rest.

Photos: See funeral procession for slain Independence police officer Cody Allen

The remains of Independence police officer Cody Allen were transported with an escort of dozens of law enforcement officers to his final resting place in Odessa.

Community members park along I-70 during procession to pay respects to Officer Cody Allen

At the start of I-70, just off of Little Blue Parkway, about 20 vehicles were parked along the side to pay their respects to Officer Cody Allen.

Fallen Officer Cody Allen laid to rest in his hometown of Odessa

The funeral services for Independence Police Officer Cody Allen finished after the hearse arrived in his hometown, Odessa, Missouri.