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Memorial services held for fallen Chandler Police Officer Christopher Farrar

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Posted at 10:46 AM, May 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-08 19:17:08-04

CHANDLER, AZ — A funeral service was held Saturday for a Chandler police officer who was hit and killed by a suspect in a stolen car last week.

Authorities say Officer Christopher Farrar was killed and another policeman critically injured during a wild chase that ended at a Gilbert car dealership last Thursday night.

The 50-year-old Farrar had served on the Chandler police force for 18 years.

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Officials say his numerous commendations over the years included the Medal of Honor in 2004, the Community Service Award in 2009 and four Lifesaving Awards.

Memorial events began Friday afternoon with a procession to Compass Christian Church around 1 p.m.

A public viewing was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

A memorial service was for Farrar was held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Compass Christian Church in Chandler.

A vigil was also held at the church last weekend in his honor. Dozens gathered at the church to pay respects for the fallen officer, who was a member of the church and served on the volunteer security team.