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Funeral held for deputy killed in jail escape

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The western Iowa sheriff's deputy who was fatally wounded in a jail escape last week was laid to rest today. 

The funeral for Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Burbridge was at 10 a.m. at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Afterward, more than 1,000 law enforcement vehicles escorted Burbridge's body back to the funeral home. Some mourners lined up along the procession route to pay their respects to Burbridge.

Police say Wesley Correa-Carmenaty was transported to the Council Bluffs jail after sentencing last Monday when he attacked Burbridge and another deputy, grabbed one of their guns, and shot them before fleeing in a jail van.

He was recaptured in neighboring Omaha, Nebraska.

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