- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) - A funeral is scheduled next week for a Rio Rancho police officer who was fatally shot during a traffic stop.

Officer Gregg Benner was gunned down Monday evening after stopping a vehicle in the Albuquerque suburb and later died at a hospital.

The man suspected of shooting Benner was arrested Tuesday.

Authorities say visitation will be held on June 3 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Daniels Family Sara Road Chapel in Rio Rancho.

The funeral will be June 4 at 10 a.m. at the Santa Ana Star Event Center in Rio Rancho.

Both events are open to the public.

The 49-year-old Benner was a military veteran who had been with the Rio Rancho Police Department for four years.

He’s survived by his wife and five adult children.


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