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Fallen officer's funeral set for Friday, visitation Thursday

CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Family members, fellow police officers and the community will pay final respects to fallen Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim on Thursday and Friday.

A public viewing and visitation will be held Thursday from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Xavier University's Cintas Center.

A service for members of the Queen City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 69 will follow at 7 p.m.

On Friday, an 11 a.m. church service for Kim will be held at Cintas Center. A funeral procession will immediately follow to the final burial at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, located at 11000 Montgomery Road.

The following details on funeral arrangements were released on Tuesday by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 69 and represent the wishes of Kim's family, according to a press release from the city managers' office.

Thursday visitation: Parking is available in the Cintas Center top lot, off Cleneay Avenue. The general public should enter through the lower entrance to the Cintas Center.

Once inside, markers and ushers will direct people in a single file line to make their way into the banquet center. Representatives say no more than 500 people will be allowed in the room at a given time. Anyone who is speaking loudly or loitering will be asked to leave.

The FOP will hold a private service for at 7 p.m.

Friday funeral service: There is no designated tickets or guaranteed seating at the public Cintas Center service. The public will be seated in the “blow area” – where fans sit for sporting events. 800 seats on the floor have been reserved.

The doors open at 9 a.m. and attendees are requested to be inside and seated by 10 a.m.

Camera or video recording devices are prohibited unless otherwise designated.

The general public is encouraged to line Montgomery Road from Cleneay as the motorcade processes from Cintas to Gates of Heaven Cemetery.

The burial service is a private ceremony for family members, invited friends and police officers.

Kim, 48, served 27 years with the Cincinnati Police department and was a father to three sons.

The Funeral Arrangements are being handled by the Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home in Loveland.

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