Public funeral service for Emilio Hoffman announced

Emilio Hoffman, 14, was shot and killed by a gunman at Reynolds High School in Troutdale June 10, 2014 (Instagram)
Emilio Hoffman, 14, was shot and killed by a gunman at Reynolds High School in Troutdale June 10, 2014 (Instagram)

BORING, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A public funeral service to honor the student killed in Tuesday’s shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore. has been set for Sunday June 22.

The service will be held at Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 SE Haley Road, Boring, Ore. for friends, family and schoolmates.

Hoffman, who was 14-years-old, died when shooter Jared Padgett entered the boys’ locker room of Reynolds High School and opened fire.

Last week, his mother, Jennifer Hoffman, released a statement highlighting Emilio’s passion — soccer — and urging friends in mourning to “be happy like Emilio.”

“He enjoyed science and history, but his true love was sports. Over the years he played T-ball and football, but when he found soccer, that was it. Soccer was his whole life,” said Jennifer Hoffman.

“He played on a team for La Amistad and the Columbia River United Futbol Academy (CRUFA), local soccer leagues. He also coached a U7 team for TFA Barcelona Oregon for two of his younger brothers.”

“When we attended the candlelight vigil last night, we were humbled by the response from his friends, teachers and community. Emilio loved his friends, and his friends loved him,” she said.

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