100s mourn St. Louis police officer shot in line of duty

Associated Press
St. Louis police officers line up and salute as the body of fallen Officer Tamarris L. Bohannon is brought to the morgue in St. Louis, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. Bohannon died Sunday after being shot in the head by a barricaded gunman on the city's south side, authorities said.

ST. LOUIS — Hundreds of mourners have gathered to lay to rest a Missouri police officer who was fatally shot in the line of duty.

St. Louis police Officer Tamarris Bohannon was remembered in services Sunday as a family man and dedicated civil servant, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Bohannon was shot in the head  by a gunman who barricaded himself inside someone else's home on the south side of St. Louis Aug. 29. The 29-year-old married father of three  died the following day.

Thomas Kinworthy Jr., 43, of Owensville, Missouri, has been charged with murder in his death.

The funeral events started with a procession from a funeral home to the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica. 

St. Louis resident Berenice Wilkerson was among those who came to pay their respects.

"It's a horrible thing that happened," she said. "He put his life on the line every day for us. This is the least I can do."