Funeral set for militia member "LaVoy" Finicum

Posted at 1:16 PM, Feb 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 19:16:47-05

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A funeral has been scheduled for Friday in southern Utah for the spokesman of an armed group that took over Oregon wildlife refuge.

Arizona rancher Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was shot and killed by police on Jan. 26 during a confrontation with the FBI and Oregon State Police north of Burns, Oregon.

Finicum's memorial service is set for 2:30 p.m. Friday at the family's church in Kanab, Utah. The town of 4,500 is located about thirty miles northeast of Finicum's hometown of Cane Beds, Arizona.

His daughter, Arianna Finicum Brown, says the funeral is open to the public -- but that cameras and video are prohibited inside.

A makeshift memorial has sprung up where Finicum was killed in Oregon. A copy of the U.S. Constitution, a large wooden cross and American flags have been placed there.