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Tricia Tarentino, the widow of slain Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr., at his funeral. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Tricia Tarentino, the widow of slain Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr., at his funeral. (Elise Amendola/AP)
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Thousands of police officers and members of the public and his family gathered to say good-bye to Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr. of Auburn. According to authorities, Tarentino was gunned down last Sunday during a traffic stop by Jorge Zambrano, an ex-convict with a long criminal record.

Zambrano died in a shoot-out with state police later that day.

Officer Tarentino was 42, and leaves behind a wife, Tricia Tarentino and three children.

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David Boeri, senior reporter for WBUR. He tweets @DavidBoeri.

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The Boston Globe: Funeral For Slain Auburn Officer To Be Held Friday

  • "Tarentino’s loss has resonated deeply in the Medford Police Department, where his father worked for 42 years before recently retiring. His uncle is a patrol officer there, and his sister works in the detective division, police said. At least 100 Medford officers participated in the traditional walk-by Thursday."

The Boston Globe: Thousands Mourn Slain Auburn Officer At Wake

  • "Police officers from across New England came to Charlton — New Hampshire State Troopers in their khaki and deep green uniforms, Rhode Island troopers in black and red."

Telegram & Gazette: Obituary: Ronald Tarentino, Jr.

  • "Auburn Patrolman, Ronald Tarentino, Jr., 42, of Leicester, passed away Sunday, May 22 at UMASS Memorial Hospital in Worcester after sustaining life threatening injuries in the line of duty earlier that day."

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