Public memorial for Longboat Key police chief planned

MANATEE — Although a private family service is scheduled this week for Longboat Key Chief of Police Al Hogle, there will be a public service next week.

Hogle died Monday afternoon in North Carolina when his motorcycle went off the road and crashed into a tree, said Paul Dezzi, Fire Chief of Longboat Key.

Hogle’s family is planning a public funeral sometime next week at a location to be announced, said family friend Marianne Barnebey on Tuesday.An Air Force veteran, Hogle will be buried at Sarasota National Cemetery.