February 28th, 2008
08:40 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton will attend funeral for Dallas police officer

HOUSTON (CNN) - Hillary Clinton will attend funeral services on Friday morning for the Dallas police officer who was killed last week while escorting the Democratic presidential candidate's motorcade.

Clinton will attend the funeral, to be held at 11 a.m. in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, at the request of the officer's mother.

According to the campaign, a Clinton supporter in Texas had been in touch with the local police officer's union, which had been communicating with the officer's mother, who requested Clinton's presence at the memorial.

Senior Cpl. Victor Lozada was killed last Friday after crashing into a barrier along Clinton's motorcade as it traveled through Dallas.

– CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby


Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Josh, Houston

    My condolences to the Lozado family.

    Sincerely,

    Josh

    February 28, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  2. sarah

    I knew she would, she cares about people.

    February 28, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  3. Katie

    It will be a shame if she uses this as a advertisement for her campaign. I used to have great respect for her but her dirty side is something I really don't want in my President.

    God bless the officer's family!

    February 28, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  4. Ilse

    Hillary, I admire you. You are so busy campaigning, yet you will take time out for the funeral service of the fallen officer. Thank you so much for caring. This is the real you.

    February 28, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  5. Lucky

    This proof how dedicated Hillary is in making a change. She has time to campaing and care about the people too. Go Hillary 08! You got my vote!

    February 28, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  6. Wilhemina

    Senior Cpl. Lozada hopefully will recieve a medal for his dedication and service for the Senator, this is so tragic, Love to the family.

    February 28, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  7. sonia

    my prayers to family

    and i respect hillary for that,,,,,she is a mother too,,

    February 28, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  8. Houstonian Democrat

    Hillary really shows how much she cares.

    Go Hillary, she will fight or us!

    February 28, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  9. Allison , California

    I am so proud to hear that they have requested your presence at the funeral services for this fallen officer. My prayers go out to his entire family.

    February 28, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  10. Doug

    Very nice Hillary. Very respectful. I am impressed.

    February 28, 2008 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  11. hillary 08:

    May the family of Senior Cpl. Victor Lozada find peace and support through friends and loved ones during this time.

    Pennsylvania sends our love.

    February 28, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  12. HELLO...

    SHE SHOULD ATTEND. IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO. IT WAS HER MOTORCADE. SHE NEEDS TO SHOW HER RESPECT AND APPRECIATION.

    February 28, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  13. Trev

    Good. My God bring comfort to the family. Let's try not to taint this entry.

    February 28, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  14. lois

    She is showing her respect. Thank you Hillary.

    February 28, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  15. Sophia

    We will keep the family in our prayers...Thanks Hillary for showing your respect.

    February 28, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  16. mjc

    go hillary! you're brilliant and we're behind you.

    HILLARY 08

    February 28, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  17. Bob G.

    She FINDS time during her campaign to do the RIGHT thing!

    February 28, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  18. Ashley, Detroit

    God Bless.

    February 28, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  19. prakash chand for HILLARY

    Obama and his supporters are desperate just to win,they will never learn?

    Go Hillary !!! win or loose you are aLEGEND.

    February 28, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  20. MARYANN Oswego IL

    It was nice of the family to request her to be there. Hillary is a great person and she is very thoughful to take the time out of her busy campaign and attend the officers funeral. You are a true leader and a good person. Hillary 08

    February 28, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  21. hector

    This is the Hillary we know. No matter what you do to shake our support, we KNOW HER. We know what affects us; support in education as well as social/domestic programs. Can't shake this!

    February 28, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  22. Rex

    Condolences to the Lozada family during this time of loss.
    Obama '08

    February 28, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  23. Peter Canada Obama 08

    Very Good she attend!

    February 28, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  24. MDK

    If the mother asked Hillary to go, then it means that the officer found great pride in serving Hillary. Therefore it is neccessary for Hillary to attend the funeral. I feel so sorry for the family. It was a very sad accident and you are in my prayers. Thank you for caring, Hillary.

    February 28, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  25. Ray - NJ

    Hillary, A Mother, A Wife, A Daughter and Our Soon To be
    OUR LEADER!!

    God Bless You Hillary!!!

    February 28, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
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