Funeral homes join police in anti-violence effort

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Funeral home employees in south Alabama are joining forces with law officers to try and stop violence.

As part of the effort, funeral homes took part in the "Bury the Violence Processional" on Sunday. Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/Q87PC7) that the event began at Radney Funeral Homes on Dauphin Street in Mobile and ended at the Fairhope Pier.

The processional included law enforcement officers as well as the funeral home workers.

Funeral home employees each held a sign that symbolized a crime. One by one, employees placed the signs into an open casket. The crimes that were buried included drunk driving, drugs, rape, murder, robbery and bullying.

Robert Overmeyer, senior funeral director of Radney Funeral Homes, says funeral home workers "are tired of burying people for senseless reasons."

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Information from: Press-Register, http://www.al.com/press-register/



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