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Funerals, visitations to be held for officers killed in helicopter crash

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Visitation will be on Thursday for one of two Atlanta police officers killed over the weekend in a helicopter crash.

Police say Officer Richard Halford and Officer Shawn Smiley were flying late Saturday night looking for a runaway child when they hit a power line and crashed at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Hamilton E. Holmes Drive.

The family of Officer Halford will receive visitors Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church. His funeral will be held Friday at the same church at 11 a.m.

The family of Officer Smiley will receive visitors on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Levett and Sons Funeral Home. His funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Atlanta on North Peachtree Road.

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