- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - City officials joined several hundred relatives and friends to mourn a Pittsburgh garbage collector gunned down as he began his shift earlier this month.

Mayor Bill Peduto told relatives of 29-year-old Omar Hodges that he wished he could turn back the clock and give them one last dinner with their beloved stepfather, brother and son.

He told city refuse workers at Tuesday’s funeral service at Covenant Church of Pittsburgh in Wilkinsburg that he wished he could erase their memories of the Oct. 13 shooting.

Mourners remembered Hodges as a generous friend who worked three jobs to take care of his family.

Authorities said he was shot as he waited in a car for his crew to pick him up for work. Police have not announced the arrests of any suspects.

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