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Family of suspect in officers’ death says they’re ‘deeply saddened’ by his action

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The family of the man accused of shooting and killing Provo Officer Joseph Shinners says they are deeply saddened for his actions.

“We, as extended family of Matt Hoover, are deeply saddened for his actions that took Officer Joe Shinners’ life. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with his family. We strongly stand behind and extend our support to law enforcement and to the community who lost a brother, friend and all-around hero,” the family stated.

Hoover,40 is facing charges of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder, possession of a weapon by a restricted person, and possession of methamphetamine with priors.

Funeral services for Officer Shinners are Saturday at 11 a.m.

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