- Associated Press - Monday, February 6, 2017

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Friends, family and fellow law enforcement officers turned out to honor the transit guard shot and killed in Denver last week at his funeral on Monday in Loveland.

Fifty-six-year-old Scott Von Lanken was working for a security contractor for the Denver area’s Regional Transportation District Tuesday night when police say a 37-year-old Texan who had been living lately in a suburban Denver motel walked up from behind him, put a gun to his neck and said something to the effect of “do what you are told” before firing.

Joshua Cummings has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting but police haven’t released a possible motive.

Von Lanken previously worked as a police officer in La Crosse, Wisconsin and as a pastor. He is survived by a wife and two daughters.

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