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Logan Gilbert strikes out 9 and surging Mariners sweep Rangers 5-0

2024-06-17 07:26 Last Updated At:07:30

SEATTLE (AP) — Logan Gilbert struck out nine and gave up two hits over eight innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 5-0 on Sunday to sweep the series.

Rookie Tyler Locklear hit a solo home run to help back Gilbert (4-4) and help Seattle improve to 12 games over .500. The Mariners have won seven of eight games and nine straight home series.

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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning throws to a Seattle Mariners batter in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

SEATTLE (AP) — Logan Gilbert struck out nine and gave up two hits over eight innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 5-0 on Sunday to sweep the series.

CORRECTS TO PITCHING COACH MIKE MADDUX NOT MANAGER BRUCE BOCHY - Texas Rangers starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (17) gets a visit from pitching coach Mike Maddux, center, and catcher Andrew Knizner (12) during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Saturday, June 15, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)

CORRECTS TO PITCHING COACH MIKE MADDUX NOT MANAGER BRUCE BOCHY - Texas Rangers starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (17) gets a visit from pitching coach Mike Maddux, center, and catcher Andrew Knizner (12) during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Saturday, June 15, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)

Seattle Mariners' Luke Raley hits an RBI double against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Mariners' Luke Raley hits an RBI double against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Mariners' Josh Rojas reacts after scoring before a tag by Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning on a wild pitch in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Mariners' Josh Rojas reacts after scoring before a tag by Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning on a wild pitch in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Mariners' Josh Rojas is congratulated in the dugout after scoring on a wild pitch from Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Mariners' Josh Rojas is congratulated in the dugout after scoring on a wild pitch from Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Mariners right fielder Dominic Canzone reaches into the stands to catch a fly ball hit by Texas Rangers' Adolis García during the first inning in a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Mariners right fielder Dominic Canzone reaches into the stands to catch a fly ball hit by Texas Rangers' Adolis García during the first inning in a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Logan Gilbert throws to a Texas Rangers batter during the first inning in a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Logan Gilbert throws to a Texas Rangers batter during the first inning in a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

“It really feels like a playoff atmosphere in mid-June, which is kind of weird to say,” Gilbert said. “But the ballpark was packed all three games, the crowd's going crazy. That's a really good team. We're playing really well right now.”

Mitch Haniger and Luke Raley hit back-to-back doubles off starter Dane Dunning (4-6) in the fourth to put the Mariners up 1-0. And Josh Rojas made it 2-0 after doubling with two outs in the fifth and scoring from second on Dunning's wild pitch that skipped short of the plate and under catcher Andrew Knizner’s glove.

Rojas took third as the ball bounced off the backstop and skipped toward the Mariners’ dugout, then raced home and slipped under Dunning's tag at home plate to make it 2-0.

Locklear’s seventh-inning shot to left was his second since joining the team as a replacement for regular first baseman Ty France.

Dunning pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs and four hits. He struck out eight and walked three.

Seattle's 8 1/2-game lead in the AL West is its largest since 2001.

“That was fantastic,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said of Gilbert's performance. “He was in total control of the ballgame. He had great stuff, of course, but the execution of his slider and the split-finger was electric today. That's a really tough pitch and there's no way to game plan for it.”

Seattle starters Gilbert, George Kirby and Luis Castillo gave up seven runs and struck out 21 in the three-game series.

“All their starters, that's the story of this series,” Texas manager Bruch Bochy said. "They've got a really good staff and you've got to find a way to score runs, and we had a tough time.”

SCHERZER UPDATE

Texas manager Bruce Bochy said the team had not spoken with right-hander Max Scherzer on Sunday following a rehab appearance with Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday night. The team planned to talk with the three-time Cy Young Award winner after returning to Texas for this week’s homestand that begins Monday with the New York Mets. Scherzer has not pitched for the Rangers since the World Series following offseason back surgery.

He pitched 4 2/3 innings Saturday, throwing 78 pitches while striking out eight. He gave up four hits and three runs, including a first-pitch homer in the first inning. Scherzer then struck out the side.

Bochy said he was considering a six-man rotation when Scherzer returns among other options.

“I wouldn’t rule out anything here,” Bochy said.

ROJAS’ AT-BAT

Rojas got the crowd going in the first inning, too, when he took Dunning to 14 pitches, the longest at-bat of the season for the Mariners. The crowd cheered louder with each swing as Rojas fouled off eight straight pitches during the at-bat. He eventually popped out, but Dunning finished the inning with 33 pitches.

The starter responded by striking out the side in the second.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rangers: Texas recalled right-hander Cole Winn from Triple-A Round Rock and designated right-hander Jesus Tinoco for assignment. He appeared in the ninth on Sunday, allowing a run on a wild pitch.

The team also announced third baseman Josh Jung (right wrist fracture) and right-hander Josh Sborz (right rotator cuff strain) were scheduled to make rehab appearances at Round Rock on Sunday vs. Seattle affiliate Tacoma. Bochy said Jung will get approximately 30 at-bats during the assignment. Sborz will start with an inning of work per appearance with a goal of two or three stints.

UP NEXT

Rangers: Jon Gray (2-2, 2.17) takes the mound as Texas returns home to host the New York Mets. His ERA is fourth best in the American League.

Mariners: Right-hander Bryce Miller (5-5, 3.48) will start Tuesday at Cleveland. Miller has won three straight.

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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning throws to a Seattle Mariners batter in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning throws to a Seattle Mariners batter in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

CORRECTS TO PITCHING COACH MIKE MADDUX NOT MANAGER BRUCE BOCHY - Texas Rangers starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (17) gets a visit from pitching coach Mike Maddux, center, and catcher Andrew Knizner (12) during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Saturday, June 15, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)

CORRECTS TO PITCHING COACH MIKE MADDUX NOT MANAGER BRUCE BOCHY - Texas Rangers starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (17) gets a visit from pitching coach Mike Maddux, center, and catcher Andrew Knizner (12) during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Saturday, June 15, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)

Seattle Mariners' Luke Raley hits an RBI double against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Mariners' Luke Raley hits an RBI double against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Mariners' Josh Rojas reacts after scoring before a tag by Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning on a wild pitch in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Mariners' Josh Rojas reacts after scoring before a tag by Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning on a wild pitch in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Mariners' Josh Rojas is congratulated in the dugout after scoring on a wild pitch from Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Mariners' Josh Rojas is congratulated in the dugout after scoring on a wild pitch from Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Mariners right fielder Dominic Canzone reaches into the stands to catch a fly ball hit by Texas Rangers' Adolis García during the first inning in a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Mariners right fielder Dominic Canzone reaches into the stands to catch a fly ball hit by Texas Rangers' Adolis García during the first inning in a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Logan Gilbert throws to a Texas Rangers batter during the first inning in a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Logan Gilbert throws to a Texas Rangers batter during the first inning in a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

FREEPORT, Pa. (AP) — Thousands of mourners filed into a Pennsylvania banquet hall Thursday to remember the former fire chief who was fatally shot during the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump, who sent a note of condolence hailing him as a hero.

The crowd paying respects to Corey Comperatore and his family appeared to be a mix of friends, neighbors and strangers who wanted to show appreciation for the man who officials said spent his final moments shielding his wife and daughter from gunfire at the campaign rally.

Fire trucks and police vehicles filled the parking lot outside the building. Sharpshooters were positioned on top of the event hall and on nearby buildings as dozens of people waited in line to enter. Among the mourners were firefighters in dress uniforms.

Comperatore, 50, worked as a project and tooling engineer, was an Army reservist and spent many years as a volunteer firefighter after serving as chief, according to his obituary.

Trump sustained an ear injury but was not seriously hurt and has been participating this week in the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.

Trump honored Comperatore during his speech Thursday night accepting the party’s presidential nomination, displaying his firefighting gear on the convention stage, kissing his helmet and heralding the ex-chief as “an unbelievable person.”

Trump said a fund for Comperatore’s family and the two men wounded in the attack — David Dutch, 57, and James Copenhaver, 74 — has raised more than $6 million.

Comperatore’s visitation Thursday saw a line of hundreds of people at a time stretching through Laube Hall, a space with white brick walls, white linens, white curtains and exposed wooden beams that’s normally used for weddings and other celebratory occasions.

Guests walked past a large, framed photo of Comperatore holding a fish, while a slideshow of photos from his life was projected on a screen — his wedding, a recent 50th birthday party, time with his daughters, firefighting, fishing on a lake and palling around with his beloved Dobermans.

The gathering, northeast of Pittsburgh in the rural community where Comperatore grew up, included firefighters from other nearby communities and people involved in local and state Republican politics.

Rich Tallis, a Penn Hills volunteer firefighter who attended the visitation, did not know Comperatore personally but felt a need to honor his memory.

“Any first responder, it’s a brotherhood – police, EMS fire, military. We’re technically all one,” he said. “When one goes, we all go.”

Tables inside the hall were lined with flowers — some sent by fire departments in New York and West Virginia, an auto racing circuit and the mayor of a nearby community. Others came from people in faraway places such as Connecticut, Florida and Texas who knew of Comperatore only because of his death.

The messages on the cards accompanying the arrangements praised his selflessness and dedication to his family. One said his name would be “written in the history books.”

Mourners took turns pausing in front of Comperatore’s open casket, which was adorned with flower arrangements and ribbons with words such as “dad” and “husband.”

In a corner was a framed copy of a note to Comperatore’s wife signed by Trump and former first lady Melania Trump. "Corey will forever be remembered as a True American Hero,” they wrote.

Retired New York City Fire Department Lt. Joe Torrillo said outside the visitation that he came because Comperatore was a firefighter who lost his life the same way he lived his life — like a hero.

“And, you know, a lot of people maybe wouldn't or couldn't have done what he did,” Torrillo said.

Jon Ruffley, who lives outside Pittsburgh and attended part of the Trump rally Saturday, went to the visitation with his wife and young child. He said he hoped his presence sent a supportive message to the family that “we stick together as Americans regardless of, you know, what someone's political affiliations are.”

“I think it’s really important that we raise our kids in a way where we can see that political violence is unacceptable, that we stand for having important discourses about things in, in our society,” he said.

A box truck parked on a route to the banquet hall displayed video screens showing slides, including a photograph of Trump raising his fist after Saturday's shooting. It had the slogan “never surrender” and a message expressing prayers for Trump and Comperatore.

The visitation, which was broken into a pair of two-hour blocks, was the second of two public events memorializing and celebrating Comperatore’s life. Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday at a vigil for him at an auto racing track.

A private funeral is scheduled for Friday. Trump is not going to the funeral because of Secret Service concerns, according to a source familiar who was not authorized to speak publicly.

A statement issued Thursday by Comperatore's family described him as a “beloved father and husband, and a friend to so many throughout the Butler region.”

"Our family is finding comfort and peace through the heartfelt messages of encouragement from people around the world, through the support of our church and community, and most of all through the strength of God," the statement said.

Dan Ritter, who gave a eulogy at Wednesday's vigil, said he bought Comperatore’s childhood home in 1993, sparking a friendship that grew with their shared values of family, Christian faith and politics.

“Corey loved his family and was always spending time with them,” Ritter said. “This past Saturday was supposed to be one of those days for him. He did what a good father would do. He protected those he loved. He’s a true hero for us all.”

Comperatore’s pastor, Jonathan Fehl of Cabot Methodist Church in Cabot, said the family “has been humbled by the way this community has rallied around them” and by the support they have received from people around the world.

The vigil concluded with people in the crowd lighting candles and raising cellphones, glow sticks and lighters as Comperatore’s favorite song — “I Can Only Imagine,” by Christian rock band MercyMe — played.

Two other people were wounded at the rally: David Dutch, 57, of New Kensington, and James Copenhaver, 74, of Moon Township. As of Wednesday night, both had been upgraded to serious but stable condition, according to a spokesperson with Allegheny Health Network.

Joseph Feldman, an attorney for Copenhaver, said Wednesday that he had spoken with his client by phone.

“He seems to be in good spirits, but he also understands the gravity of the situation,” Feldman said. "And he’s deeply saddened about what has occurred, and he’s deeply sympathetic” to the other victims and their families.

Feldman said Copenhaver suffered “life-altering injuries,” declining to go into detail. He said Copenhaver’s priority is to “keep up with the medical treatment he’s receiving and hopefully be released at some point.”

In a statement, Dutch's family thanked the “greater western Pennsylvania community and countless others across the country and world” for the incredible outpouring of prayers and well wishes.

Associated Press reporters Heather Hollingsworth in Mission, Kansas; Lisa Baumann in Bellingham, Washington; Michelle Price in Milwaukee; and Michael Rubinkam in northeastern Pennsylvania contributed to this report.

Visitors wait in line at the evening visitation session for Corey Comperatore, the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Freeport, Pa. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Visitors wait in line at the evening visitation session for Corey Comperatore, the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Freeport, Pa. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Jon Ruffley and his family arrive for the evening visitation session for Corey Comperatore, the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Freeport, Pa. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Jon Ruffley and his family arrive for the evening visitation session for Corey Comperatore, the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Freeport, Pa. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Visitors arrive for the evening visitation session for Corey Comperatore at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18,2024, in Freeport, Pa. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Visitors arrive for the evening visitation session for Corey Comperatore at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18,2024, in Freeport, Pa. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A memorial for Corey Comperatore is seen on a billboard at the Penn Theater in Butler, Pa., Thursday, July 18, 2024. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A memorial for Corey Comperatore is seen on a billboard at the Penn Theater in Butler, Pa., Thursday, July 18, 2024. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A memorial for Corey Comperatore is seen on a billboard at the Penn Theater in Butler, Pa., Thursday, July 18, 2024. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A memorial for Corey Comperatore is seen on a billboard at the Penn Theater in Butler, Pa., Thursday, July 18, 2024. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A memorial for Corey Comperatore is seen on a billboard at the Penn Theater in Butler, Pa., Thursday, July 18, 2024. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A memorial for Corey Comperatore is seen on a billboard at the Penn Theater in Butler, Pa., Thursday, July 18, 2024. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A memorial for Corey Comperatore is seen on a billboard at the Penn Theater in Butler, PA., Thursday, July 18, 2024. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A memorial for Corey Comperatore is seen on a billboard at the Penn Theater in Butler, PA., Thursday, July 18, 2024. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

State troopers on a roof top keep watch over a visitation for Corey Comperatore at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18,2024, in Freeport, Pa. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

State troopers on a roof top keep watch over a visitation for Corey Comperatore at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18,2024, in Freeport, Pa. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

State troopers situated on a roof top, keep watch over a visitation for Corey Comperatore at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18,2024, in Freeport, Pa. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

State troopers situated on a roof top, keep watch over a visitation for Corey Comperatore at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18,2024, in Freeport, Pa. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A person arrives to a visitation for Corey Comperatore at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18,2024, in Freeport, Pa. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A person arrives to a visitation for Corey Comperatore at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18,2024, in Freeport, Pa. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Dan Beazley carries a cross past a line of guests at a visitation for Corey Comperatore at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18,2024, in Freeport, PA. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Dan Beazley carries a cross past a line of guests at a visitation for Corey Comperatore at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18,2024, in Freeport, PA. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

An electronic billboard displays images near a visitation for Corey Comperatore at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18,2024, in Freeport, Pa. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump on Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

An electronic billboard displays images near a visitation for Corey Comperatore at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18,2024, in Freeport, Pa. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump on Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

State troopers on a roof top keep watch over a visitation for Corey Comperatore at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Freeport, Pa. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump on Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

State troopers on a roof top keep watch over a visitation for Corey Comperatore at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Freeport, Pa. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump on Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Vehicles are parked at a visitation for Corey Comperatore at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Freeport, Pa. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday.(AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Vehicles are parked at a visitation for Corey Comperatore at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Freeport, Pa. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday.(AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

This photo provided by the Comperatore family shows Corey Comperatore, who was killed during a rally for former President Donald Trump, who was also shot, in Butler, Pa., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (Comperatore family via AP)

This photo provided by the Comperatore family shows Corey Comperatore, who was killed during a rally for former President Donald Trump, who was also shot, in Butler, Pa., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (Comperatore family via AP)

An electronic billboard displays images near a visitation for Corey Comperatore at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18,2024, in Freeport, Pa. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

An electronic billboard displays images near a visitation for Corey Comperatore at Laube Hall, Thursday, July 18,2024, in Freeport, Pa. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

An electronic billboard displays a memorial for Corey Comperatore near the Butler Farm Show, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Butler, Pa. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

An electronic billboard displays a memorial for Corey Comperatore near the Butler Farm Show, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Butler, Pa. Comperatore was killed at rally for former President Donald Trump Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Logan Check, left, junior firefighter, and Randy Reamer, president and rescue captain at the Buffalo Township Fire Company 27, hang bunting on the fire station in memory of fellow firefighter Corey Comperatore, in Buffalo Township, Pa., Sunday, July 14, 2024. Comperatore was killed during a shooting at a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump in Butler, Pa., on Saturday. The flag at the station house flies at half staff at left. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Logan Check, left, junior firefighter, and Randy Reamer, president and rescue captain at the Buffalo Township Fire Company 27, hang bunting on the fire station in memory of fellow firefighter Corey Comperatore, in Buffalo Township, Pa., Sunday, July 14, 2024. Comperatore was killed during a shooting at a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump in Butler, Pa., on Saturday. The flag at the station house flies at half staff at left. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

People hold candles and light during a vigil for Corey Comperatore, the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

People hold candles and light during a vigil for Corey Comperatore, the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Dan Beazley, right, holds a cross as family, friends and community attend a candlelight vigil for Corey Comperatore at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Dan Beazley, right, holds a cross as family, friends and community attend a candlelight vigil for Corey Comperatore at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A woman holds a candle during a vigil for Corey Comperatore, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A woman holds a candle during a vigil for Corey Comperatore, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A woman wipes her face during a vigil for Corey Comperatore, the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A woman wipes her face during a vigil for Corey Comperatore, the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

People hold candles and lights during a vigil for Corey Comperatore, the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

People hold candles and lights during a vigil for Corey Comperatore, the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Family, friends and community attend a candlelight vigil for Corey Comperatore at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., Wednesday, July 17, 2024.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Family, friends and community attend a candlelight vigil for Corey Comperatore at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., Wednesday, July 17, 2024.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

People embrace during a vigil for Corey Comperatore, the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

People embrace during a vigil for Corey Comperatore, the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Family, friends and community attend a candlelight vigil for Corey Comperatore at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Family, friends and community attend a candlelight vigil for Corey Comperatore at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

People stand during a vigil for Corey Comperatore, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

People stand during a vigil for Corey Comperatore, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Family, friends and community attend a candlelight vigil for Corey Comperatore, the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Family, friends and community attend a candlelight vigil for Corey Comperatore, the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A man holds a candle during a vigil for Corey Comperatore, the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A man holds a candle during a vigil for Corey Comperatore, the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Family, friends and community attend a candlelight vigil for Corey Comperatore, the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Family, friends and community attend a candlelight vigil for Corey Comperatore, the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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