Littleton officer killed by suspected DUI driver laid to rest

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Littleton Police officer Kevin Denne

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DENVER — A Littleton police officer who died after being hit by an alleged drunken driver was laid to rest Friday morning.

The funeral for Officer Kevin Denner was held at the Mission Hills Church in Littleton.  About 650 people attended the service.

Denner was riding his motorcycle off-duty Monday when he was hit by a car in Aurora. Police said Denner died at the scene.

Jemal Abdelkader Dawed, 37, was arrested at the scene. He faces charges including driving under the influence of alcohol, vehicular homicide, careless driving and failure to yield the right of way.

Denner is survived by his wife, Kristin, and two young children ages 8 and 9.

A fund for the family has been set up at Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union, 992 Potomac Circle, Aurora, CO, 80011.

You can also call 303-458-6660. Refer to the Kevin Denner Memorial Fund Routing No. 302075283.