Funeral service held for Kansas officer who died in motorcycle crash

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A funeral was held Friday morning to honor a Concordia officer who died in a motorcycle crash earlier this week.

Services were held for 48-year-old Marc Henry who died Tuesday after his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle. Henry was trying to avoid hitting a pedestrian who was walking along the highway. That pedestrian was charged with first-degree murder and pedestrian under the influence.

Henry was buried with full military honors.

Members of the community posted photos of the services of Facebook. One attendee also posted the last call made in Henry's honor.

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Authorities say a Kansas police officer died when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle that had slowed to avoid a pedestrian walking on the highway.

The pedestrian, Calvin Stewart, was later arrested and faces charges of second-degree murder and pedestrian under the influence.

The Concordia Blade-Empire reports 48-year-old Concordia officer Marc Henry was killed Monday afternoon on Highway 81 in Ottawa County.

Kansas Highway Patrol Lt. Roy Henry says several cars had slowed to avoid the man walking along the highway when Henry hit one of the vehicles from behind.

"We are deeply saddened at the loss of a great colleague and friend,” Concordia City Manager Amy Lange said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Marc's family, friends, and colleagues" said Lange.

Before joining the Concordia department in 2012, Henry worked for Clay Center police and the Clay County Sheriff's Office. He also was a member of the National Guard in the Army and the Marine Corps.

Henry will be buried Friday with full military honors.