Funeral for Officer Ashley Guindon planned for Springfield area

Funeral to be held in Springfield on Monday, with burial in West Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Virginia police officer who was killed in the line of duty during her first day on the job will be laid to rest in West Springfield next week. Officer Ashley Guindon of the Prince William County Police Department was shot Saturday evening while answering a call about a “verbal argument.”

A photo provided by the Prince William County Police Department shows, from the left, Officer Steven Kendall, and Officer Ashley Guindon with Lt. Col. Barry Bernard, deputy chief of the Prince William County, Va., Police Department. Officer Ashley Guindon was shot and killed Saturday, Feb. 28, 2016, and two of her colleagues were wounded in a confrontation stemming from a call about an argument. Guindon and Kendall were sworn in on Friday, and Guindon was working her first shift with the Prince William County Police Department when she was killed. (Prince William County Police Department via AP)
A photo provided by the Prince William County Police Department shows, from the left, Officer Steven Kendall, and Officer Ashley Guindon with Lt. Col. Barry Bernard, deputy chief of the Prince William County, Va., Police Department. Officer Ashley Guindon was shot and killed Saturday, Feb. 28, 2016, and two of her colleagues were wounded in a confrontation stemming from a call about an argument. Guindon and Kendall were sworn in on Friday, and Guindon was working her first shift with the Prince William County Police Department when she was killed. (Prince William County Police Department via AP)

While the 28 year-old had previously lived in New Hampshire before relocating to Virginia, Guindon was born in Springfield and had strong ties to western Massachusetts. Her uncle, Thomas Guindon, is a detective with the West Springfield Police Department.

A memorial service for Guindon took place in Woodbridge, Virginia on Tuesday, with later services being held in western Massachusetts.

A funeral is expected to be held Monday in Springfield.  Guindon will buried next to her father at St. Thomas Cemetery in West Springfield.

According to her obituary, a second gathering of family and friends will be at the Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home, 985 Main Street, Agawam, on Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.

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