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Son remembers slain officer as ‘amazing’

– An Indianapolis police officer slain by her ex-husband, a fellow officer who then killed himself, was eulogized by her son as the “most amazing person” at her funeral Wednesday.

About 300 people attended the funeral for officer Kimberlee Carmack, 45, at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral, where an honor guard escorted her casket inside.

In a letter that was read aloud, officer Dustin Carmack thanked his mother’s friends and the community for their love and support since April 17, when police say she was shot by Sgt. Ryan Anders.

“Your memories, stories and prayers helped us get through the past few days,” wrote Dustin Carmack, who also works for the city’s police department. “My mom is the most amazing person I’ve ever known. ... I feel blessed that God chose me to be her son,” he wrote.

A funeral procession including dozens of police cars then traveled from the cathedral in downtown Indianapolis past her district headquarters, where her police car was on display, before going to Crown Hill Cemetery. Graveside services were held in the Heroes of Public Safety section.

Police Chief Rick Hite has allowed officers to place black bands on their badges in her memory.