A U.S. Justice Department official told The Associated Press on Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Newtown on Friday to meet with first responders and law enforcement officials. The trip comes after Holder met with Vice President Joe Biden, who is tasked with leading an administration-wide effort to create new proposals for reducing gun violence.
The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the trip hadn’t been publicly announced.
In addition to the services, the families of 6-year-old Olivia Rose Engel, behavioral therapist Rachel Marie D’Avino and school psychologist Mary Sherlach have calling hours Thursday.
At least nine funerals and wakes were held Wednesday, and more are set for Friday and Saturday.
Associated Press writer Frederic J. Frommer in Washington, Jim Fitzgerald in Katonah, N.Y., Christina Rexrode in New York and Eilleen AJ Connelly and Tom Hays in Newtown contributed to this report.
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