Route 267 in South Jacksonville was lined with police cars this morning for the funeral of Scot Fitzgerald, a fallen village police officer.
Officials estimate nearly 500 police departments from around the state were represented this morning for Fitzgerald’s funeral. South Main Street was restricted to one-lane traffic as a line of police cars stretching several blocks parked on the side as part of the funeral procession.
Fitzgerald died in an accident over the weekend while responding to a medical call in Morgan County.
The funeral was held at 10:00 this morning at First Christian Church. A burial at Murrayville City Cemetery follows the nearly hour-long funeral and a private ceremony.
Between South Jacksonville and Murrayville, motorists will notice hundreds of blue ribbons, and American flags.
Officials told us Fitzgerald’s body was kept at the church overnight Wednesday, with a guard posted until this morning’s funeral.
In addition to his duties as a police officer, Scot Fitzgerald was also a volunteer firefighter in Murrayville.
You can view photos of the scene outside the church on our Facebook page.