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Funeral Scheduled For Slain Limon Officer

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Jay Sheridan (credit: CBS)

Jay Sheridan (credit: CBS)

LIMON, Colo. (AP) - Services are scheduled Tuesday for a Limon police officer who was shot and killed while trying to serve a Tennessee arrest warrant on a suspect.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jay Sheridan was killed Wednesday in Limon.

The suspect, 52-year-old Dennis Mark Hasty, was later found dead after a 4-hour standoff. Authorities say he apparently shot himself.

He was wanted on a sex offender registry violation.

Sheridan’s funeral will be at the Limon High School gymnasium at 11 a.m., followed by a graveside service.

Chief Lynn Yowell says Sheridan is the first Limon officer killed in the line of duty.

Authorities say a woman who was inside the trailer home where Hasty was found dead has been arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to a felony. She was identified as 50-year-old Jackie Hasty.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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