Norwalk community to pay final respects to veteran police officer who lost battle with cancer

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The Norwalk community paid its final respects Tuesday at the funeral Mass for a veteran police officer who lost his battle with brain cancer.

Cesar Ramirez, 71, served on the Norwalk police force for more than 30 years.

A motorcade made its way to St. Matthew's Church ahead of the wake Monday afternoon, as students from Columbus Magnet School and Side-by-Side Charter School held up signs that read "thank you for your service."

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Ramirez served as the school resource officer at both schools. He was also the chairman of the Norwalk Housing Authority.

The funeral Mass was held at St. Matthew's Church.

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