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A hearse carrying the remains of U.S. District Judge John Roll arrives at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church before his funeral on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz. A hearse carrying the remains of U.S. District Judge John Roll arrives at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church before his funeral on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man who once served as a law clerk for federal judge John Roll remembers him as "just a tremendous person" who was respected by everyone.

Michael Massee was among the mourners who gathered at a Tucson, Ariz., church today for the funeral of the judge who was among six people killed in Saturday's shootings.

He says prosecutors and defense attorneys admired the judge for his fairness.

Security was tight for today's funeral, with federal marshals checking the IDs of those entering the parking lot.

Four big coach buses brought dozens of judges who knew Roll over the years, and many other mourners who came did not get in.

For one Tucson woman, it was the second funeral in as many days. Mary Kool says she returned to the church where 9-year-old Christina Green was mourned yesterday for today's funeral. She says she wanted to let their families know that "Tucson cares."

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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