Funeral for fallen Jersey City police Officer Melvin Santiago set for Friday

A rookie Jersey City police officer killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest on Friday.

Officers lined up at attention as Santiago's flag-draped

Officers lined up at attention as Santiago's flag-draped body was taken on a gurney from Jersey City Medical Center and loaded onto an ambulance.

JERSEY CITY - A rookie Jersey City police officer killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest on Friday.
    
The funeral for Officer Melvin Santiago is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. A wake for the officer will begin Thursday at 1 p.m. at the McLaughlin Funeral Home.
    
A procession of Jersey City police officers will walk from the funeral home to the church on the morning of the funeral.
    
Santiago was killed early Sunday morning while responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour Walgreens. Police say Lawrence Campbell ambushed the 23-year-old outside of the store. Police returned fire, killing Campbell.

Gov. Chris Christie has ordered flags to fly at half-staff on Wednesday in honor of Santiago.

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