Funeral service for slain police officer set

The Daily Times staff
This undated photo provided by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President, shows Navajo Nation police officer Houston James Largo. Largo died after responding to a domestic violence call near the small town of Prewitt in March.

FARMINGTON — The Navajo Police Department has released information about a funeral service for a tribal police officer killed in the line of duty this week.

Navajo Police Officer Houston James Largo, 27, was shot when he responded to a domestic violence situation early Sunday near the community of Prewitt, which is located just north of Interstate 40 between Grants and Thoreau. Largo was flown to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque but later died, according to the FBI.

A suspect was taken into custody on Sunday, but authorities have not released further information about the suspect or the circumstances surrounding the shooting, The Associated Press reported.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rehoboth Christian School Sports Center, 211 Tse Yaaniichi Lane, in Rehoboth, according to information from the tribal police department.

Largo's burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Park in Gallup, and a post-funeral reception will take place at the Rehoboth Fellowship Hall in Rehoboth.

A law enforcement procession will leave at 9 a.m. Thursday from Rollie Mortuary, 401 Nizhoni Blvd. in Gallup, and proceed to the sports center.

Largo's family has opened a memorial fund account with Wells Fargo Bank under "Officer Houston J. Largo" and the account number is 7034959507, according to the police department.