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Newton Police Department business office closed today for Lt. Richardson’s funeral

The front business office of the Newton Police Department is closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today so employees may attend the funeral services for Newton Police Lt. Pat Richardson.

Business office hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Richardson, a 23-year veteran of the Newton police force, died Sunday of a heart attack. He was 48. A funeral service began at 11 a.m. today at the Community Heights Alliance Church in Newton. The service will include full police officer honor ceremonies.

Visitation with the family was Wednesday night at Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton.

Burial will be Friday in Cresco.

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