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Law enforcement escorts body of Officer Gary Michael from KC to Clinton, Mo.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Wednesday, law enforcement escorted the body of Officer Gary Michael, who was killed Sunday night when a traffic stop suddenly turned violent, from Kansas City to Clinton, Mo.

The nearly 76 mile trip began around 9 a.m. You can replay the procession in the video player above.

Officer Gary Michael

Officer Michael was just 37 years old and leaves behind a wife and step sons.

The man charged with murdering the officer, 39-year-old Ian McCarthy, was taken into custody Tuesday night near Bucksaw Marina. He is now behind bars at the Henry County Jail and is being held without bond.

On Wednesday, Aug. 9, law enforcement escorted the body of Clinton, Mo., officer Gary Michael from Kansas City to his hometown.

On Wednesday, Aug. 9, law enforcement escorted the body of Clinton, Mo., officer Gary Michael from Kansas City to his hometown.

On Wednesday, Aug. 9, law enforcement escorted the body of Clinton, Mo., officer Gary Michael from Kansas City to his hometown.

On Wednesday, Aug. 9, law enforcement escorted the body of Clinton, Mo., officer Gary Michael from Kansas City to his hometown.