Funeral held for 23-year-old officer who died of heart attack

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Funeral services were held Tuesday morning for a 23-year-old Bakersfield police officer who died of a heart attack.

Officer Trevor Jones started experiencing chest pains March 20 at his home. He was taken to Mercy Southwest Hospital for treatment and died around 9:30 p.m. that night.

The acute heart attack was caused by a blood clot, according to the Kern County coroner's office.

Jones' funeral at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was held five days before he was set to marry his fiancée Ashley Van Zandt.

"God had a plan for him or needed him more than we did," Van Zandt told Eyewitness News last week.