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Public viewing held for fallen LAPD officer

Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Cullins, a 28-year-old Marine Corps bomb specialist, was killed in a roadside blast in Afghanistan's Helmand province. He's the second LAPD officer killed this year with Marines in the war-torn province.

November 2, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Friends and family of fallen Los Angeles police officer and Marine Joshua Cullins will gather on Tuesday for a public viewing.The viewing will begin at 2 p.m. at the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters on 100 W. First St. in downtown Los Angeles.

Cullins joined the police department in July 2008.

The 28-year-old was serving with the Marines in Afghanistan when he was killed in October.

Cullins' unit was called in to check out a roadside bomb that had detonated. He was killed when a secondary device went off.

Funeral services are planned for Wednesday in Westlake Village.