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HOUSTONTexas (KIAH) On Monday morning, the funeral for a Houston police officer killed in a line of duty while issuing a warrant will take place at a local church.

The body of fallen officer William “Bill” Jeffery arrived in a long procession of law enforcement officials at Grace Church around 7:00 a.m.

Jeffrey’s flag-draped casket was escorted by HPD officers in the Major Offender’s Division, where Jeffery worked, along with the honor guard escorted his flag-draped casket inside.

Where it will be guarded until the funeral begins. The service is expected to start at 10:00 a.m.

The 54-year-old senior police officer worked in the Houston Police Department for over 30 years. Officer Jeffery was shot and killed while issuing a warrant on September 20th.

This is the department’s fifth on-duty death within the last 16 months.

The service will be live-streamed on the HPD’s social media web pages.