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Images: Procession for Marine Cpl. Alex Martinez in Elgin

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The body of Cpl. Alex Martinez arrived in Elgin Friday afternoon in a procession that moved through downtown Elgin escorted by police and fire vehicles, and Patriot Guard riders.
  The body of Cpl. Alex Martinez arrived in Elgin Friday afternoon in a procession that moved through downtown Elgin escorted by police and fire vehicles, and Patriot Guard riders.
Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer
The body of Cpl. Alex Martinez arrived in Elgin Friday afternoon in a procession that moved through downtown Elgin escorted by police and fire vehicles, and Patriot Guard riders.
  The body of Cpl. Alex Martinez arrived in Elgin Friday afternoon in a procession that moved through downtown Elgin escorted by police and fire vehicles, and Patriot Guard riders.
Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer
Rose McCracken of Elgin waits for the honor procession of fallen Marine Alex Martinez in downtown Elgin on the way to the funeral home on Friday, April 13.
  Rose McCracken of Elgin waits for the honor procession of fallen Marine Alex Martinez in downtown Elgin on the way to the funeral home on Friday, April 13.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Fallen Marine Alex Martinez is escorted through downtown Elgin passing by City Hall and the police station on Friday, April 13. Residents lined Douglas Avenue to pay their respects.
  Fallen Marine Alex Martinez is escorted through downtown Elgin passing by City Hall and the police station on Friday, April 13. Residents lined Douglas Avenue to pay their respects.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Elgin policemen salute Marine Alex Martinez as his hearse passes the Elgin Police Department on Friday, April 13. Residents lined Douglas Avenue to pay their respects.
  Elgin policemen salute Marine Alex Martinez as his hearse passes the Elgin Police Department on Friday, April 13. Residents lined Douglas Avenue to pay their respects.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Rose Garcia of Elgin, center, sits and waits for the honor procession of fallen Marine Alex Martinez in downtown Elgin on the way to the funeral home on Friday, April 13. Garcia's husband was a World War II veteran.
  Rose Garcia of Elgin, center, sits and waits for the honor procession of fallen Marine Alex Martinez in downtown Elgin on the way to the funeral home on Friday, April 13. Garcia's husband was a World War II veteran.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Patriot Guard members escort fallen Marine Alex Martinez through downtown Elgin on Friday, April 13. Family members and residents lined Douglas Avenue to pay their respects.
  Patriot Guard members escort fallen Marine Alex Martinez through downtown Elgin on Friday, April 13. Family members and residents lined Douglas Avenue to pay their respects.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Emi Salazar and Oli Hernandez, both of Elgin, hold the sign they made last night for the procession through downtown Elgin to honor fallen Marine Alex Martinez on Friday, April 13. Residents lined Douglas Avenue to pay their respects. Emi also brought her one-year-old daughter, Mia.
  Emi Salazar and Oli Hernandez, both of Elgin, hold the sign they made last night for the procession through downtown Elgin to honor fallen Marine Alex Martinez on Friday, April 13. Residents lined Douglas Avenue to pay their respects. Emi also brought her one-year-old daughter, Mia.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Elgin firefighters unfurl the flag for the procession of fallen Marine Alex Martinez to drive under at the intersection of Douglas Avenue and Dexter Court in downtown Elgin on Friday, April 13.
  Elgin firefighters unfurl the flag for the procession of fallen Marine Alex Martinez to drive under at the intersection of Douglas Avenue and Dexter Court in downtown Elgin on Friday, April 13.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Elgin firefighters unfurl the flag for the procession of fallen Marine Alex Martinez to drive under at the intersection of Douglas St. and Dexter Ct. in downtown Elgin on Friday, April 13.
  Elgin firefighters unfurl the flag for the procession of fallen Marine Alex Martinez to drive under at the intersection of Douglas St. and Dexter Ct. in downtown Elgin on Friday, April 13.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Family of fallen Marine Alex Martinez comfort each other after his hearse passes the Elgin Police Department on Friday, April 13. Residents and family members lined Douglas Avenue to pay their respects.
  Family of fallen Marine Alex Martinez comfort each other after his hearse passes the Elgin Police Department on Friday, April 13. Residents and family members lined Douglas Avenue to pay their respects.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Elgin firefighters unfurl the flag for the procession of fallen Marine Alex Martinez to drive under at the intersection of Douglas Avenue and Dexter Court in downtown Elgin on Friday, April 13.
  Elgin firefighters unfurl the flag for the procession of fallen Marine Alex Martinez to drive under at the intersection of Douglas Avenue and Dexter Court in downtown Elgin on Friday, April 13.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Family of fallen Marine Alex Martinez break down moments after his hearse passed the Elgin Police Department on Friday, April 13. Residents and family members lined Douglas Avenue to pay their respects.
  Family of fallen Marine Alex Martinez break down moments after his hearse passed the Elgin Police Department on Friday, April 13. Residents and family members lined Douglas Avenue to pay their respects.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Family of widow Juliana Martinez line Douglas Avenue to honor their family member, Marine Alex Martinez, during his procession through downtown Elgin on Friday, April 13.
  Family of widow Juliana Martinez line Douglas Avenue to honor their family member, Marine Alex Martinez, during his procession through downtown Elgin on Friday, April 13.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Rocky Lopez, 13, of Elgin readies the Marine Corp flag in prep from the procession of his family member, Marine Alex Martinez, through downtown Elgin on the Friday, April 13. Martinez's widow, Juliana Martinez, is his cousin.
  Rocky Lopez, 13, of Elgin readies the Marine Corp flag in prep from the procession of his family member, Marine Alex Martinez, through downtown Elgin on the Friday, April 13. Martinez's widow, Juliana Martinez, is his cousin.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Fallen Marine Alex Martinez is escorted through downtown Elgin, passing by City Hall and the police station, on Friday, April 13. Residents lined Douglas Avenue to pay their respects.
  Fallen Marine Alex Martinez is escorted through downtown Elgin, passing by City Hall and the police station, on Friday, April 13. Residents lined Douglas Avenue to pay their respects.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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