TUCSON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- For the second consecutive day, mourners packed a Catholic church for the funeral of a victim of the Tucson mass shooting.
The service for U.S. District Judge John Roll was held under tight security, the Los Angeles Times reported. Everyone was screened before entering St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.
Patrick McGrath, a bailiff at the state Supreme Court, drove from Phoenix for the service. He sometimes played golf and had lunch with the judge but said he was turned away from the service by a guard who told him he wasn't a "dignitary."
Roll, 64, may have been a victim of his own friendliness. While the five others killed Saturday had come to the strip mall with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., or to see her, Roll apparently spotted the crowd and decided to stop by and say hello, The Washington Post reported.
The youngest victim, Christina Green, 9, was buried Thursday after a funeral mass at the church. Giffords, the apparent target, remains hospitalized in critical condition.
The U.S. courthouse in Tucson was closed for much of the day to give judges and employees an opportunity to attend Roll's service. Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was expected to be at the service along with about 100 judges.
The news media was barred from the service. The program said two colleagues, federal judges James Teilborg and Cindy K. Jorgenson, would give eulogies.
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