CHICAGO (CBS) — Police officers in Indiana were burying another one of their own on Monday.
Gary Police Officer Gary Westerfield was set to be married next month. Instead, he was remembered at visitation services Sunday at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary.
His funeral took place Monday morning at the convention center and was followed by a procession to his burial service in Shererville.
Officers from a number of jurisdictions – including Portage, Hammond, Indianapolis, the Lake County Sheriff’s department, Indiana State Police, and several departments from Illinois – arrived in their dress uniforms to pay their respects.