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Funeral Honor Procession

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by Dr. Bob, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Dr. Bob

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    On occasion we have a veteran and an honor guard in the procession. Active military still have a special unit here in Casper (Army Reserve).

    But today's funeral was for 44-year old sgt in the Casper Police. More than 100 police, sheriff, hwy patrol cars + rescue units, fire trucks, et al.

    Cross town to the largest church building for the service (I have no part in that part). But wonderful tribute to a really nice fellow.

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  2. Johnv

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    A few years ago, the Anaheim police chief had a fatal heart attack while on a morning jog with fellow officers. I attended his funeral, which was comprised of about 2000 local police officers and firefighters. A bagpipist (playing Amazing Grace) led the procession, followed by the honor guard, his ckasket, and a patrol horse carrying his empty boots. Quite the tearjerker.

    A wonderful goodbye to a fine Christian of service to his community.
     
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    Last week a police officer was helping a stranded motorist on the I-481. A van skidded on the ice and pinned the officer between the van and the patrol vehicle.
    Syracue went all out for this funeral. There must have been over 500 police officers in attendence (not counting local officers) from all over the Northeast and as far away as North Carolina.
    Following the funeral (burial was private) all the police officers drove the 8 miles from downtown to the NY state fairgrounds for get together. This funeral just about closed Syracuse for the day. [​IMG]
     
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