2 slain sheriff’s deputies laid to rest in Florida

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TRENTON, Fla. — Two Florida sheriff’s deputies who were gunned down at a Chinese restaurant last week have been laid to rest.

Alachua County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Brett Rhodenizer says funeral services concluded Tuesday afternoon for Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey at Bronson Cemetery.

A viewing had been held earlier at Bell Middle/High School in Trenton. A final call for both deputies by their badge numbers was broadcast over the dispatch radio channel.

Authorities say 58-year-old John Hubert Highnote shot Ramirez and Lindsey on Thursday at the Ace China restaurant in Trenton. He then went to his car and killed himself.

Sheriff Bobby Schultz blamed the deaths on hatred toward law enforcement. State Attorney Bill Cervone added “we may never have an answer.”

Trenton is in northern Florida, about 35 miles west of Gainesville.

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