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Mayor: Wear blue Friday to honor Officer Sonny Kim

Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim (FOX19 NOW/file) Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim (FOX19 NOW/file)
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley (FOX19 NOW/file) Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley (FOX19 NOW/file)
Mayor John Cranley is asking Cincinnati citizens and everyone throughout the region to consider wearing a blue-colored clothing item on Friday to honor the memory of fallen Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim.

Officer Kim, 48, was shot and killed last week in Madisonville, after responding to calls about a man brandishing a gun. Police officials have described the ambush attack as "suicide by cop."

“Officer Kim gave his life trying to protect others,” Cranley said. “Wearing blue on the day of his funeral is one small way we can remember his sacrifice and show support for his family and fellow officers.”

A public visitation for Officer Kim will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Xavier University's Cintas Center in Evanston.

A Fraternal Order of Police service will begin at 7 p.m.

“This is a tragic time for all of us, especially Officer Kim's family, but it's at times like these that we must draw each other close and stand united," Cranley said.

Officer Kim was a 27-year veteran of the Cincinnati Police Department. He is survived by his wife, Jessica; and three sons, Tim, Joshua and Jacob.

Cranley,who visited police at the city's districts over the weekend to check on them and to offer his support, also is asking that U.S. flags in the region be flown at half-staff until Officer Kim's funeral.

A fund has been set up to accept donations for the officer's family at the Cincinnati Police Federal Credit Union. 

Donations can be made at any branch or may be mailed to 959 W. 8th St., Cincinnati, OH 45203.

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