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Idaho troopers honor first slain female officer

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The colleagues of Idaho State Police trooper Linda Huff came by the thousands to honor her memory.

Law enforcement officers from across the West and beyond traveled here Tuesday for the funeral of the first woman law enforcement officer in Idaho to be shot to death in the line of duty.Col. Ed Strickfaden, state police superintendent, said he has looked for the reason behind Huff's death in a shootout last Wednesday.

He posthumously awarded Huff the Medal of Valor.

After the two-hour service, 500 or more law enforcement vehicles joined the cortege to the grave site in New Plymouth.

Scott David Yager, 34, of Rathdrum, has been charged with first-degree murder and faces a possible death sentence on conviction. Investigators have still not provided a motive for the killing.

"The princess of Idaho law enforcement has died," said her first supervisor in Payette County, Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Earl Nelson. "Now, Linda's the angel of Idaho law enforcement. She is looking down on us and watching out for us."