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Mourners remember Detroit officer who died after shooting

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Source: Detroit Police Department Source: Detroit Police Department
ST. CLAIR SHORES, MI (AP) -

Detroit's police chief has posthumously promoted a 20-year officer who died five days after being shot while chasing a suspect.

Chief James Craig announced the promotion of Sgt. Ken Steil to captain at the end of his funeral Friday at a suburban church. The announcement drew a standing ovation at the packed service.

Craig said: "we all love Kenneth Steil."

The husband and father of two sons was nicknamed "Shark" for his diving skills. He was shot in the shoulder and died last Saturday of a blood clot. Twenty-one-year-old Marquise Cromer is charged with first-degree murder.

Gov. Rick Snyder ordered U.S. and Michigan flags lowered to half-staff Friday in Steil's honor.

A state trooper heading to the funeral was injured when a vehicle struck his motorcycle on a freeway.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 

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