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University of Illinois Officer To Be Laid To Rest On Tuesday

University of Illinois Police Lt. Aaron R. Landers

URBANA – A University of Illinois Police Lieutenant killed in an off-duty wreck will be laid to rest on Tuesday afternoon.

The department says a procession honoring Lt. Aaron Landers will begin at The Vineyard Church of Central Illinois on Lincoln Avenue in Urbana. It is scheduled to start around 12:30 p.m.

The procession will make its way to I-74 and turn eastward. It will end at Patterson Cemetery in St. Joseph.

The funeral procession route for Univ. of Illinois Lt. Aaron Landers.

Landers died from injuries suffered in a traffic crash in Champaign on August 23.

During his 24 years at the University of Illinois police force, Landers commanded the bomb squad and led the Community Outreach and Support Team.

Landers also served in the U.S. Air Force.

Flags across Illinois have been lowered to half-staff in honor of Landers.

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Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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