Body of slain Texas Tech officer to return to El Paso Saturday

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - Floyd East Jr., the Texas Tech police officer who was fatally shot earlier this week, will return to his hometown Saturday.

A long funeral procession for the El Paso native traveled through Lubbock Saturday afternoon. His body will depart the Lubbock airport at about 2 p.m., according to a Texas Tech news release.

University officials say a private rosary for East will be held in El Paso Tuesday morning. A public memorial service is scheduled to take place at 11:30 at the Abraham Chavez Theatre.

Texas Tech has arranged a memorial fund for East's family. To donate, click HERE.


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