Funeral services held for Scot Fitzgerald

By Gary Scott on March 9, 2016 at 1:11pm

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.