Today they will gather for a memorial instead at the Lake Harriet Bandshell near her home in Minneapolis.
Her fiance, Don Damond, 50, said it "felt like a privilege to love Justine" as they had been preparing to get married next week in Hawaii. Her fianc, Don Damond, and her father, John Ruszczyk, are among those scheduled to speak at the memorial, which will feature music by Minnesota pianist Steven C. Anderson. And now each step on the footpath is so very painful. He shared with the crowd some of the optimism expressed in three or four pages of words she would free-write every morning.
"We've lost the dearest of people and we're desperate for information", says Don Damond, the fiance of Justine Damond who was fatally shot by USA police.
Ruszczyk said his daughter was killed by a bullet, that was sacked by an agent of the state, and he will continue to seek justice.
The father of an Australian woman shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call said he was "crushed by sorrow" a week ahead of what would have been his daughter's wedding.
Those attending are encouraged to honor Justine Damond by wearing blue, one of her favorite colors. "In Australia, they call it 'you're punching above your weight.' I really had to step up to be at her level".
An Australian flag stood prominently on the stage next to a large colour photo of Damond bordered in pink and white flowers. "This is wrong on every level".
"I don't understand", he said.
The new document marks a key difference between the investigation into the Twin Cities' most recent police shooting and that of Philando Castile, for which the BCA only looked at St. Anthony Officer Jeronimo Yanez's call and text logs for the six minutes immediately prior to the shooting.
The search warrant application was filed Thursday. "This information may more clearly define the actions of Officers Noor and Harrity both prior and post shooting".
Mr Noor's colleague Matthew Harrity told investigators he was startled by a noise just before Ms Damond approached their police SUV. Noor shot through the open driver-side window from the passenger seat and fatally struck the Australian bride-to-be.
Noor has declined to be interviewed by investigators and can not be compelled to do so.
Damond's family has set up the Justine Damond Social Justice Fund, which will support causes important to her, including those promoting equal treatment for all.