Balloons released in honor of SPD Officer Luis Molina and his wife, Akia Molina

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Friends and family of Luis and Akia Molina gathered at the Island Daiquiri Cafe to release balloons in their honor after funeral services on Saturday.

Friends of Cpl. Molina tell News 3 Cpl. Molina and his wife were regular customers at the cafe. The Molinas made countless friends there. The loss is still hard to comprehend for their friends and family.

“He was a man of the law,” said Ryan Miller, a friend of Cpl. Molina. 

“He was very well-respected in the community . . . He was a big teddy bear, he had a big heart,” said Miller.

Akia Molina’s Brother, 16-year old, Michael Barber has been charged with two counts of malice murder in this case.

News 3 will continue to monitor this developing story. 

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