July 3rd, 2010
02:29 PM ET

Slain Florida officers remembered at funeral; suspect denied bond

Hours after the arrest of a suspect, thousands of friends, family and fellow officers gathered Saturday to pay tribute to two slain Florida policemen.

An emotional funeral unfolded inside a Tampa church as suspect Dontae Morris, arrested on Friday, appeared in court for the first time. He was denied bond, CNN affiliate Bay News 9 reported, and is being held at the Hillsborough County Jail.

Morris surrendered after a third party tipped off police, said Police Chief Jane Castor. Police also arrested 22-year-old Cortnee Brantly, the woman believed to have been driving the car at the time of the shooting, Castor said.

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  1. Frank Rizzo

    Some people are saying these officers were not following their departments rules and because of their failure to do resulted in their deaths, if this is true it would be a shame. I these two officers fail to follow the rules then in my book they showed poor judgement and unfortunately they paid the price of losing their lives. The City of Tampa has given them full Honors but the City of Tampa should award them with any special benefits or claims it's true they fail to follow the law in dealing with suspects or protective equipment, RIP may God have mercy of their families and friends who at the end will have to deal this issue.

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