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Funeral for fallen DEA agent

Posted: 7:45 PM, Oct 06, 2021
Updated: 2021-10-08 16:08:03-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The funeral for the Supervisory Special Agent who was killed in a shootout with a suspect on an Amtrak train took place in Tucson on Friday.

SSA Michael Garbo worked for the DEA for 16 years. You can learn more about his career here.

Garbo was laid to rest Friday Morning.

Dozens of family, friends and colleagues filled Calvary Chapel in Tucson on Friday to honor Michael Garbo, a longtime Drug Enforcement Administration group supervisor. He was part of a regional task force of DEA agents and local police inspecting baggage Monday at the train station downtown when the shooting erupted.

Another agent and a Tucson police officer were also wounded. Officials credit Garbo's leadership with saving the lives of other passengers and his colleagues. The shooter was killed by officers' gunfire.

Watch the Funeral Procession for Slain DEA Agent Michael Garbo in the player below:

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A law enforcement procession began at 8:30 a.m. at Bring's Broadway Chapel. The procession headed east on Broadway toward Harrison Rd. then north toward Speedway. The procession ended at Calvary Chapel on Speedway where Garbo's funeral was held.

The service began at 10 a.m.

Watch the full memorial service in the player below:

The Associated Press contributed to this story.