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Officer killed in police chase honored at memorial service

Kent police officer Mark Williams receives a hug from a fellow officer at the memorial service for Police Office Diego Moreno, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Kent, Wash. Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno was on foot deploying spike strips to slow a truck during a police chase July 22. He was fatally struck by another officer in a patrol car involved in the chase. (Genna Martin / seattlepi.com)
Kent police officer Mark Williams receives a hug from a fellow officer at the memorial service for Police Office Diego Moreno, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Kent, Wash. Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno was on foot deploying spike strips to slow a truck during a police chase July 22. He was fatally struck by another officer in a patrol car involved in the chase. (Genna Martin / seattlepi.com)
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KENT, Wash. – Hundreds of people attended a memorial service for a Seattle-area police officer who was killed during a police chase last week.

Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno was on foot deploying spike strips to slow a truck during a police chase July 22. He was fatally struck by another officer in a patrol car involved in the chase.

A procession of police vehicles moved through the streets before a 1 p.m. memorial service Tuesday at accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, south of Seattle.

The 35-year-old fallen officer is an eight-year veteran of the force and a Venezuela native. He was remembered as a family man and decorated public servant.

The 16-year-old driver of the truck involved in the police chase has been charged with murder.

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