Police, loved ones to bid farewell to cop killed in car crash

April 11, 2015 20:38

Loved ones and former colleagues will on Sunday gather on Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem to pay their last respects at the funeral of Master Sergeant Ofer Kanarik, a Jerusalem police officer killed in a single car accident early Friday morning.

Kanarik, 27, was on duty driving his patrol car around 5:30 a.m. Friday morning when he got in an accident and was killed on Hanetka Street in the city. He was taken from the scene by Magen David Adom paramedics, but was ruled dead at Ein Kerem Hospital not long after.

Police said Saturday they have opened an investigation into the accident.

Kanarik enlisted in the police in 2012 and served as a detective in the district’s YAMAR special investigative unit. He later became a patrol cop in the Moriah subdistrict, and was on the job Friday morning when he was killed.

Kanarik leaves behind a wife, a 16-month-old baby, and a three-week-old baby.

His funeral will take place in the police section of the Mt. Herzl cemetery at 11 a.m. Sunday.

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