Funeral service held for slain Rockford mail carrier Jay Larson

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Family and friends came together Wednesday to pay their respects to beloved mail carrier Jay Larson. Dozens made their way to the Cathedral of St. Peter, 1243 N. Church St., for a visitation and funeral mass. Larson, 49, was one of four people killed March 27 during violent attacks in a southeast Rockford neighborhood. Investigators said he was delivering mail in the 2200 block of Winnetka Avenue when he was stabbed several times and run over twice. He was a 25-year veteran of the United States Postal Service and is remembered by neighbors for his kindness.

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