BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WTVF) — Community members of all ages honored fallen Officer Destin Legieza during Wednesday's funeral procession.
Officer Legieza was killed on June 18 when his patrol vehicle was hit by a suspected drunk driver. He was the first Brentwood Police officer to be killed in the line of duty.
Hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the region participated in the procession Wednesday morning. City officials asked members of the public to line the procession route.
"They put their lives on the line every single day for us," said Diana Taylor, who was one of the people who showed up along the procession route. She held a sign that said "Thank You."
"This is the least we can do for them," she said.
The procession brought out people along the streets of both Brentwood and Franklin.
Laura Slater arrived at the town square in Franklin to pay her respects as the procession drove by.
"I hope he knows that he’s left his mark, and we are all appreciative of what he’s done," Slater said.