Mourners pay tribute to fallen IMPD Officer Bre Leath at funeral service

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Fallen IMPD Officer Bre Leath was laid to rest Thursday.

Leath was killed in the line of duty while responding to a domestic disturbance on April 9.

Officers on motorcycles escorted the fallen officer from Crown Hill to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday morning.

Family gathered to pay their final respects during an 11 a.m. private funeral service at IMS. First responders were at the service, and they watched a livestream of the funeral while staying inside their cars.

Immediately following the service, several dozen vehicles took part in a police-escorted funeral procession. The procession began around 1:30 p.m.

It started with a lap around IMS before going around Monument Circle, passing the IMPD Headquarters and the Marion County Sherriff’s Department Headquarters, and it stopped at the East District Headquarters (201 N. Shadeland Ave) for her final 10-42 call.

The procession ended at Crown Hill Cemetery Heroes of Public Safety. There was a flag presentation to Officer Leath’s family before she was laid to rest. Chief Taylor first presented a flag to her mom, and then he presented a flag to her son, Zayn.

Officer Leath’s parents, Tom and Jennifer Leath, shared a personal message with the public this week, saying she loved Indianapolis and loved being a police officer. They said she went by the name Bre, so that is what we will call her from now on.

In lieu of cards and flowers, her family asked that donations be made to The Central Indiana Police Foundation to provide a trust for her young son.

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