Slain Officer Funeral 06 Aug 14

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered U.S. and Minnesota flags at half-staff in honor of slain Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick.

Police Officer Scott Patrick

The governor’s order applies to all state and federal buildings in Minnesota from sunrise to sunset today (Wednesday) when Patrick’s funeral will be held.

Visitation for the fallen officer was held Tuesday at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in West St. Paul.

Thousands are expected today for Patrick’s funeral.

Law enforcement officials are asking the public to line the nearly 8-mile-long funeral procession route.

Eight Hutchinson police officers are attending the funeral, including Hutchinson Police Chief Dan Hatten.