A Maryland State Police helicopter — part of a larger group of helicopters participating in a “Lost Man” formation. The flight offered a touching tribute over Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens as the sun began to set during the Detective Sean Suiter funeral. (Michael Jordan)
On Wednesday, Marylanders said goodbye to respected Baltimore City Police Detective Sean Suiter. The eighteen year veteran died on November 16 after being wounded with a shot from his own service weapon.
Investigators have described the circumstances of Suiter’s death as “a violent struggle” with an unknown assailant in a vacant lot. Despite a reward of some $215,000, no arrests have been made in the now two-week-old case. Bowing to mounting public pressure, Commissioner Kevin Davis formaly requested on Friday that the FBI to take over the investigation.
The following are photos of Wednesday’s funeral by staff photographer Michael Jordan. Hundereds of officers from Maryland and other states attended the funeral. Suiter was also saluted by dignitaries, firefighters, friends, and thousands of citizens, who quietly stood along the path as the funeral procession made its way from Mt. Pleasant Church to Suiter’s final resting place at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. A look at the service may be found in our article: Thousands in Baltimore pay tribute to fallen Detective Sean Suiter.
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