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Yandy Chirino funeral service will be open to public

Hollywood officer killed in the line of duty

The 28-year-old Hollywood police officer was shot dead in the line of duty earlier this month. A service that is open to the public will be held at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise on Monday.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Hollywood police have announced funeral plans for slain officer Yandy Chirino.

A memorial service will be Monday at 10 a.m. at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, formerly known as the BB&T Center.

The service will be open to the public, with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. Chirino’s family says they are hoping for a large turnout to honor the fallen 28-year-old officer.

His burial will be limited to just family and law enforcement.

A viewing will also take place at Vista Memorial Gardens in Miami Lakes from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday.

On Thursday afternoon, a United Airlines flight landed at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport delivering the U.S. honor flag to the Hollywood Police Honor Guard for use in Chirino’s services.

Yandy Chirino's memorial service will be held at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise on Monday morning and is open to the public.

Chirino was killed Oct. 17 when responding to a report of a burglar.

He wasn’t scheduled to work that night but volunteered for the shift. Police say Chirino was shot by the suspect and later died at a hospital.

He graduated from Coral Park Senior High School in 2011 and from Florida International University in 2015.

“He is a hero,” Chirino’s sister Yaily Chirino told Local 10 News. “He loved helping people. He loved his family so much.”

One of Chirino’s close friends says it’s somewhat fitting that the viewing will be Sunday. Halloween was his favorite holiday.

Viewing

Sunday, 3-6 p.m.

Vista Memorial Gardens

14200 NW 57th Terrace, Miami Lakes

Funeral

Monday, 10 a.m. (doors open at 8:30)

FLA Live Arena

1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise


About the Authors:

David Selig is the Digital Executive Producer at WPLG, overseeing Local10.com.

Christian De La Rosa joined Local 10 News in April 2017 after spending time as a reporter and anchor in Atlanta, San Diego, Orlando and Panama City Beach.