Remains of fallen Sheriff's Deputy received at Arlington National Cemetery

By WKTV News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKTV) - The remains of a local Sheriff's Deputy killed in the line of duty are set to be received Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery.

Oneida County Sheriff's Deputy Kurt Wyman's family is in Virginia for the ceremony.

Wyman, a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps was buried in the urn with standard military honors, which included a casket team, a firing party, and a bugler.

The firing party fired three rifle volleys at Wednesday's ceremony, with the Marines from the Washington D.C. Marine Barracks conducted military honors.

Authorities say Wyman was shot and killed during a six-hour standoff on June 7 in the Town of Augusta, by the very man he was trying to protect from himself; suicidal suspect Christian Patterson.

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol retired Deputy Wyman's car number, 462, and his badge, number 188 the day of Wyman's funeral on June 13. That morning, Maciol handed the retired badge to Deputy Wyman's 18-month-old son, Alexander. The toddler was joined at his father's funeral by newborn sister, week-old Adyson Jynette Wyman, who spent much of the service in her mother's, Lauren's, arms.

On July 27, Patterson was indicted in Oneida County Court on charges related to that night's tragic events.

According to the indictment, Patterson faces charges of aggravated murder in the death of Deputy Wyman, along with two counts of attempted aggravated murder, meaning he had intent to cause death. The alleged targets of those attempted murder charges were Oneida County Sheriff Investigator David Nowakowski and Sheriff's Deputy Thomas Larkin, the indictment states.

The fourth charge in the indictment is criminal possession of a weapon, and the fifth and final charges is second-degree harassment.

According to the indictment, Patterson knew or should have known that the people he was shooting at were officers going about their duty.

**Click the video for raw, or unedited, video from the ceremony at Arlington National Ceremony.**

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