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Funeral to be held for US soldier and NYPD officer killed in suicide attack in Afghanistan

  • Service members embrace while waiting to enter the wake for Joseph Lemm in West Harrison, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. Lemm, who was a technical sergeant in the Air Guard's 105th Base Security Squadron and a 15-year veteran of the NYPD, was killed on Dec. 21 when his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber outside Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Service members embrace while waiting to enter the wake for Joseph Lemm in West Harrison, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. Lemm, who was a technical sergeant in the Air Guard's 105th Base Security Squadron and a 15-year veteran of the NYPD, was killed on Dec. 21 when his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber outside Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

  • People wait in line for the wake of Joseph Lemm in West Harrison, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. Lemm, who was a technical sergeant in the Air Guard's 105th Base Security Squadron and a 15-year veteran of the NYPD, was killed when his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber outside Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    People wait in line for the wake of Joseph Lemm in West Harrison, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. Lemm, who was a technical sergeant in the Air Guard's 105th Base Security Squadron and a 15-year veteran of the NYPD, was killed when his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber outside Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, and Police Commissioner William Bratton, second from right, leave a service for Joseph Lemm in West Harrison, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. Lemm, who was a technical sergeant in the Air Guard's 105th Base Security Squadron and a 15-year veteran of the NYPD, was killed when his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber outside Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, and Police Commissioner William Bratton, second from right, leave a service for Joseph Lemm in West Harrison, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. Lemm, who was a technical sergeant in the Air Guard's 105th Base Security Squadron and a 15-year veteran of the NYPD, was killed when his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber outside Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

Thousands of police and U.S. military service officers are expected to line the streets of Manhattan for a funeral for a U.S. soldier and New York City police officer killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan.

The service for Joseph Lemm will be held Wednesday at St. Patrick's Cathedral. The 45-year-old Westchester resident was a technical sergeant in the Air Guard's 105th Base Security Squadron and a 15-year member of the NYPD. He was killed last Monday when his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber outside Bagram Air Base.

On Thursday, the remains of 31-year-old Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa of Long Island will be returned in a ceremony at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh. Bonacasa was also killed in the attack.