LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The Lexington community and law enforcement agencies from around the region honored a fallen police officer Tuesday. 27-year-old Bryan J. Durman was laid to rest after he was killed in the line of duty last week.
Eleven rows of police cruisers parked outside Southland Christian Church, where the funeral service was conducted. The official procession that followed wound its way around and then through downtown Lexington. In salute, two fire trucks extended their ladders, suspending a huge American flag over Main Street.
Beth Wright was among a large crowd gathered at Phoenix Park and Courthouse Plaza. She says law enforcement and first responders are often taken for granted.
"We need to let them know we really do appreciate what they do because I mean let's face it how many of us would do this."
By 4:00pm, the procession arrived at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens, where Durman was buried.
Durman was killed late Thursday night when he was struck in a hit-and-run crash while responding to a noise complaint. 33-year-old Glenn Doneghy has been charged with murder and pleaded not guilty.