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Daily Press
February 28, 1994

Kenny Wallace: OFFICER’S FUNERAL TODAY HUNDREDS EXPECTED TO MOURN WALLACE

Hundreds of mourners, including law enforcement personnel from as far away as Baltimore and Washington, D.C., are expected to fill a Hampton church today for the funeral of Hampton police officer Kenny Wallace.

Wallace, a seven-year veteran of the Hampton department, was shot twice in the head while on routine patrol in Wythe last Monday evening. He died at 1 p.m. Friday at Sentara Hampton General Hospital.

Just hours after his death, police arrested two adults and two juveniles in connection with the shooting.

Hampton Police Sgt. Donnie Moore said Sunday that calls from various police jurisdictions were still coming in, but that officers from all over Hampton Roads and as far north as Washington, D.C., said they planned to attend today’s services.

About 300 police vehicles, including 30 motorcycles, as well as numerous civilian cars, were expected to make up the procession from Bethel Temple Assembly of God church, at the intersection of Todds Lane and Aberdeen Road, to the Hampton Memorial Gardens, on Butler Farm Road, said Sgt. Charles Hendrix.

Mourners were asked to gather at the church by 1 p.m. The service was expected to last between 30 and 45 minutes, Hendrix said.

A spokeswoman from Ronald C. Perkins Funeral Home said at least a thousand mourners had come to pay their respects to Wallace and his family during a viewing Sunday.

*What: Funeral services and procession for Hampton police officer Kenny Wallace, fatally wounded in the line of duty last week while on patrol in Wythe.

*When: The funeral service at Bethel Temple Assembly of God is expected to begin at 1 p.m. today and last between 30 and 45 minutes, said Hampton Police Sgt. Charles Hendrix.

*Where: The procession will begin at the church and end at Hampton Memorial Gardens.

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