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Funeral for Mooresville police officer to be held Friday in Charlotte. Public invited

Funeral services for Mooresville Police Officer Jordan Sheldon will be held Friday morning in Charlotte, according to Mooresville officials.

The public is invited to attend the service, Mooresville police said Tuesday in a Facebook post.

Some schools in Iredell County announced they will allow students to get out of school early Friday so they can line the procession route through Huntersville, Davidson, and Mooresville.

Sheldon was shot and killed during a traffic stop last weekend in Mooresville, investigators say.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Church in south Charlotte, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road, officials said in a Facebook post.

A “limited escort” of family only will accompany Sheldon’s body to the church from Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord, officials said Tuesday.

Sheldon was shot and later died Saturday after he pulled over 28-year-old Michael Aldana during a traffic stop, said a police press release. Aldana left the scene and later killed himself in a nearby apartment, Mooresville Police said Sunday.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Sheldon was a K9 officer who had been with the department six years, officials said.

His death has gotten national attention, and contributed to a growing memorial of flowers, balloons, notes and stuffed animals surrounding Sheldon’s SUV patrol car outside the Mooresville Police Department headquarters.

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