Elwood police officer killed in line of duty laid to rest

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("A row of tea candles" by Markus Grossalber, CC BY 2.0)

Elwood Police Officer Noah Shahnavaz, 24, was remembered at his funeral on Saturday, Aug. 6.

Shahnavaz, who was known by nicknames like “Shanny” to his friends, died in the line of duty on July 31. He was killed during a traffic stop.

The service took place at ITOWN Church in Fishers. There, Shahnavaz was celebrated and eulogized by his friends, family, coworkers, and more. Numerous speakers commented on his laugh, his positive outlook on life, and his faith.

His body was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Several South Bend Police officers, including Chief Ruszkowski, were honored to help coordinate and attend the services.

Saturday’s procession included thousands of officers from across the country and spanned more than 70 miles.

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