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Funeral Held for Dallas Police Officer Killed by Suspected Drunken Driver

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The funeral for a Dallas police officer killed by a suspected drunken driver earlier this month was held Monday in Plano.

Dallas police Ofc. Mitchell Penton was responding to a crash on North Central Expressway at Walnut Hill Lane at about 1:45 a.m. Feb. 13 when a vehicle struck the back of Penton's squad car and pushed it into the officer.

Penton was taken to Baylor University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Penton's funeral was held at Prestonwood Baptist Church.

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