Marine Reservist's Body Returning to Utah

Marine Reservist's Body Returning to Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Funeral arrangements were made for police officer James W. Cawley, the Marine reservist who died March 29 during a firefight near Nasiriyah, Iraq.

Cawley's body was due to arrive at the city airport Sunday evening, the city police department announced.

A Marine and police honor guard was planned at the airport's international terminal. The body was to be taken by hearse to Meyer Mortuary in Roy, Utah.

Cawley's family scheduled funeral services for noon Thursday at the Bountiful Regional Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Cawley's fellow police officers set up a fund for his children at America First Credit Union "because military death benefits are inadequate," the department said in a statement on Sunday.

Cawley, 41, was a staff sergeant with Company F of the 2nd Battalion 23rd Regiment Marines. He was struck by a coalition forces' Humvee as he sought a secure position out of the line of enemy fire. Cawley served in the police department's gang unit and SWAT team.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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