Some schools dismissing students early on day of fallen officer's funeral

Some schools dismissing students early on day of fallen officer's funeral

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — A funeral service and procession has been scheduled for a Mooresville police officer who was shot and killed during a traffic stop over the weekend. Several schools are dismissing students early Friday because of the funeral procession.

Sheldon was shot and killed Saturday.

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Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Church on Highway 51 in Charlotte. Following the public service, there will be a funeral procession.

Schools dismissing early:

  • Coddle Creek Elementary will dismiss at 11 a.m.
  • Mount Mourne School will dismiss at 11:30 a.m.
  • Any Iredell-Statesville Schools district student who wants to leave early for the procession can do so and will be marked as an excused absence.
  • All Mooresville Graded high and middle schools will dismiss at 11 a.m.
  • All Mooresville Graded elementary schools will dismiss at noon.

Police said Sheldon had pulled over 28-year-old Michael Aldana during a traffic stop. Aldana left the scene and later killed himself in a nearby apartment.

The shooting remains under investigation.