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Memorial held for Salt River Police Officer Clayton Townsend

Posted at 9:28 AM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 17:25:22-05

The public paid their respects to fallen Salt River Police Officer Clayton Townsend on Monday night.

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The public visitation took place from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Green Acres Memorial Gardens Cemetery, located at 401 N. Hayden Rd., in Scottsdale.

Law enforcement, family, and friends of the family held a separate, private visitation beforehand.

A funeral service will be held for Officer Townsend on Tuesday.

A funeral procession will begin at Big Surf Water Park (1500 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe) and proceed to Christ's Church of the Valley Peoria. The procession will gather around 6:30 a.m. and depart no later than 7:15 a.m.

The funeral service will start at 10:00 a.m. at the Christ's Church of the Valley Peoria located at 7007 West Happy Valley Road in Peoria.

Officer Townsend was hit and killed last week during a traffic stop on the Loop 101. The driver who hit him was booked into jail but released on bond.

There are several ways to contribute funds to help Officer Townsend's family and the families of other fallen officers. Click here for more on how to help.