BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) — Bristol Public Schools will be closed on Friday for the funeral of two officers killed in the line of duty last week, according to a post from the superintendent.

Sgt. Dustin DeMonte, 35, and Officer Alex Hamzy, 34, were killed after police said they were called to a home on Redstone Hill Road for a possible domestic violence situation between two brothers. Officer Alec Iurato, 26, was also wounded.

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Bristol police said Iurato returned fire, shooting 35-year-old Nicholas Brutcher in the throat, killing him. His brother, 32-year-old Nathan Brutcher, was injured.

A joint funeral for the officers will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Rentschler Field on Silver Lane in East Hartford. Between 25,000 and 50,000 people are expected to attend.

Calling hours for Hamzy will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lyceum located at 181 Main St. in Terryville.

Plymouth Public Schools will have an early dismissal Wednesday due to “concerns about significant bus delays” due to Main Street’s closure, and because buses will be used to transport the public for Hamzy’s calling hours, according to Superintendent Brian Falcone.

DeMonte was a school resource officer at Greene-Hills School and attended high school in Bristol, as well. He was known for greeting students as they walked in with high-fives and fist bumps.

His death, parents said, has had a tremendous impact on students.

“She was crying,” Kathleen Gallagher said. “She was very emotional. She did say that she wished she could protect them.”

His job involved him getting to know the students in an individual way. Heather Brayton, a parent, said it’s extraordinary how he impacted even the youngest students.

“She’s devastated, because one of the officers is like her buddy, her best friend, and she has started to process it at seven, and she has been very upset, writing cards and stuff,” she said.

The school has provided counseling, and students have been writing cards to officers.

Gallagher read a card that read, “Dear officers, I hope that I can protect you, and I want to help you,’ and things like that,” she said. “Listening to your kids say something like that is definitely emotional as a parent.”

Parents said they have been open with their children about the death.

“My son gets on the school bus in the morning, and I can hear the kids talking about it on the school bus,” Brayton said. “It breaks my heart to hear all the kids, that they should be subjected to anything like this.”