WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- As family, friends and police officers pay their respects to Kevin Quick, state police said events like these hit close to home and brings all departments together.
During Monday's memorial service, police departments around the area wore mourning bands, the universal sign of brotherhood and mourning after losing someone in the law enforcement community, on their badges.
First Sgt. Frank Pyanoe with Virginia State Police said anytime tragedy strikes someone you work with, it hits close to home with all public safety agencies, not just officers.
Pyanoe said agency heads will reach out to other department heads to offer emotional support, including handling calls so that other officers can attend the funeral.
"It tends to have people take stock in their lives and what they have and to really reassess our day to day habits and how we approach our job," said Pyanoe.
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