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(Richmond, IN)--Arrangements for Officer Burton were still pending Tuesday morning.  A somber crowd of thousands of onlookers lined Richmond streets from the state line to Doan and Mills Funeral Home as the body of Richmond Police Officer Seara Burton was returned home Monday.  The procession began with a huge police presence in Dayton.  Many of those officers followed Seara’s hearse all the way to Richmond.  First responders were perched on interstate overpasses in Preble County.  When the procession entered Richmond, residents along the streets saluted or held their hands over their hearts.  "It was a moving reminder of the price that all law enforcement potentially pay every day," said one onlooker.  "God bless and her family," said Mayor Dave Snow at Monday night’s meeting of Richmond Common Council.  The Richmond City Building has been darkened and flags have been lowered.  Monday, county commissioners announced they would follow suit with the courthouse and county flags.  Charges have not yet been upgraded against the man charged with shooting Officer Seara Burton, although it’s just a matter of time.  Phillip Lee remains in a state prison cell in northern Indiana on a probation violation.