- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Latest on the funeral of a Louisville police detective killed in a crash allegedly caused by a drunken driver (all times local):

4:10 p.m.

A Louisville police detective struck and killed in a crash allegedly caused by a drunken driver is being remembered as a “gentle and kind protector.”

Hundreds of people gathered at a Catholic church for Jason Schweitzer’s funeral on Wednesday in Louisville. Mourners included Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and many of Schweitzer’s colleagues on the Louisville Metro Police Department.

The Rev. Dick Sullivan called Schweitzer a “gentle and kind protector” who “did so much good.”

In a eulogy written by Schweitzer’s father but read by a family friend, mourners were encouraged to raise a toast later to Schweitzer. But they were urged not to toast with alcohol.

Schweitzer and another man were struck and killed early Saturday in Lexington.

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1:15 p.m.

Police officers have joined other mourners for a long funeral procession for a Louisville police detective who was struck and killed in a crash allegedly caused by a drunken driver in Lexington, Kentucky.

Detective Jason Schweitzer’s funeral began Wednesday afternoon at a Catholic church in Louisville with a prayer and mourners singing “Amazing Grace.” Burial will be at Cave Hill Cemetery.

Lexington police say Schweitzer had stopped to ask University of Kentucky employee Timothy Moore for directions when both pedestrians were struck and killed early Saturday. The driver is facing manslaughter and driving under the influence charges.

The 37-year-old Schweitzer was in Lexington for a Fraternal Order of Police conference when he was killed.

He had been a police officer in Jefferson County since 2001.

The tragedy spurred an outpouring of condolences from state and Louisville officials.

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5:10 a.m.

Police officers will join other mourners for a long funeral procession for a Louisville police detective who was struck and killed in a crash allegedly caused by a drunken driver in Lexington, Kentucky.

Detective Jason Schweitzer’s funeral will be Wednesday afternoon at a Catholic church in Louisville. The burial will be at Cave Hill Cemetery.

Lexington police say Schweitzer had stopped to ask University of Kentucky employee Timothy Moore for directions when both pedestrians were struck and killed early Saturday. The driver is facing manslaughter and driving under the influence charges.

The 37-year-old Schweitzer was in Lexington for a Fraternal Order of Police conference when he was killed.

He had been a police officer in Jefferson County since 2001.

The tragedy spurred an outpouring of condolences from state and Louisville officials.

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