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Michael Boehm buried, remembered at funeral

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(WJLA, AP) Police officers from all over the area gathered Wednesday to remember and honor a U.S. Park Police sergeant who died on duty as he responded to an injured man in D.C.

Officers and family gathered to salute and say goodbye to Officer Boehm. (Photo: Brian Hopkins)

Funeral services for Michael Boehm were held Wednesday at The Church of the Nativity in Burke.

Boehm, a 19-year veteran of the force, collapsed Dec. 16 as he was helping with an investigation into a critically injured man on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. He later died.

A massive procession of more than 200 squad cars led the body of Boehm to his final resting place.

For the family, friends and fellow officers of Boehm, goodbye means remembering the person behind the badge.

"He was that type of person, very out-going and committed to what he did," said Michelle Hyde, a family friend.

Boehm served his country and community in the Army and as a U.S. Park Police sergeant.

"Mike was a model employee and a supervisor who never lost his zeal for being a police officer or for serving the public," said U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers.

Boehm was buried at Fairfax Memorial Park in Fairfax.

He is survived by his wife Corina and five-year-old son Christopher.

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