After a little investigating, I learned that this was a funeral for a local police detective, Ward Thomas. He was only 44.
I think Detective Thomas would have been proud of how his fellow officers and fire fighters showed their respect. He was obviously a very important member of the force.
If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I hold a special place in my heart for police officers. I almost became one myself (if you can believe that) and have a couple close friends that are cops. It's tough to hear when an officer was lost too soon.