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Community pays respects to fallen troopers

By John Thain 6:25 PM May 2, 2014

Sgt. Patrick “Scott” Johnson and trooper Gabriel “Gabe” Rich were killed in the line of duty Thursday while conducting an investigation in Tanana.

Friday, the bodies of the two slain troopers were recovered from the Interior village and taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage.

A small procession accompanied their bodies from the airport to the medical examiner’s office. Community members also gathered to pay their respects.

Play the video to see the procession.

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