New Orleans says goodbye to slain officer

This undated photo provided by the City of New Orleans shows Travis Boys. The New Orleans Police Department said Officer Daryle Holloway was shot while transporting Travis Boys, who managed to get his handcuffed hands from behind his back to the front, grab a firearm and shoot the officer. A manhunt was underway for the 33-year-old Boys, according to Police Chief Michael Harrison. (City of New Orleans via AP)
This undated photo provided by the City of New Orleans shows Travis Boys. The New Orleans Police Department said Officer Daryle Holloway was shot while transporting Travis Boys, who managed to get his handcuffed hands from behind his back to the front, grab a firearm and shoot the officer. A manhunt was underway for the 33-year-old Boys, according to Police Chief Michael Harrison. (City of New Orleans via AP)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Scores of uniformed police officers were among hundreds filing into a New Orleans church to say goodbye to Daryle Holloway, an officer who was shot to death while on duty last weekend.

Saturday’s viewing and memorial Mass were being held at St. Maria Goretti Church in eastern New Orleans. It comes a week after Holloway was fatally shot while transporting a prisoner.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite and police chief Michael Harrison were among dignitaries expected to speak at Holloway’s funeral.

Meanwhile, police continue to investigate how the handcuffed suspect could have gained access to a gun, shot Holloway and escaped.

Thirty-three-year-old Travis Boys was captured last Sunday and booked with first-degree murder in Holloway’s death.

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