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Michael Fisher, the Hod Hasharon police officer suspected of killing his wife and two small children before taking his own life, was laid to rest on Friday afternoon in the Ra'anana cemetery.

His wife Hila, who was also a police officer, was buried just an hour later in the Neveh Hadar cemetery in Hod Hasharon alongside their children Yuval, 3, and Yarden, 6-weeks-old.

Hundreds of mourners came to pay their respects at both funerals.

Fisher, who was a veteran officer of the Central District Police Department, was buried next to his father Ray, who had also committed suicide a little over a year ago.

Fisher's uncle, who recited the mourner's kaddish on his behalf, delivered the only graveside eulogy, repeating how shocked he was by the outcome of events.

The moruners themselves wore expressions of shock and tragedy, and the unanswered questions regarding the circumstances of the family's deaths.

The funeral was conducted quietly. Following the eulogy, Fisher's fellow policeman, with him he served for years, came to sprinkle dirt onto his grave. Following the burial, many of the mourners went on to lay to rest Fisher's wife and children.