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LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- The Lakewood community continues to mourn the loss of fallen officer Jim Davies.

It's the first time the Lakewood Police Department has ever lost an officer in the line of duty in its more than 40-year history.

The deadly shooting happened early Friday morning near 20th and Eaton, when officer Davies, who is a father, a husband, and a six-year veteran of the force, was killed by a fellow officer during a friendly fire incident.  

A packed congregation was on hand Sunday morning to listen to words that were meant to help heal a grieving community.

Neither Davies, nor the police officer responsible for the “friendly fire” that killed him, attended this church on Alameda, but a part of the service was dedicated to show support for both police officers.

Churchgoers had nothing but kind words to say.  “We hold all of them in our hearts,” said one woman.

And just down Alameda, the United States, Colorado, and City of Lakewood flags fly at half-staff outside the Lakewood Police Department. Flowers left from community members continue to fill the front lobby of the station.

In Davies’ neighborhood, blue ribbons can be seen wrapped around trees and lamp posts. Just another sign that while the Lakewood community hurts -- it will heal the only way it knows how -- together.

Funeral services for Davies are pending.

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