CHARLOTTESVILLE (WRIC) - Waynesboro reserve police captain Kevin Quick was laid to rest Monday in Nellysford, after a public service at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville.
As stories about Captain Quick were told, and memories shared all throughout the crowd family, friends, colleagues and people in the community could be seen wiping a tear.
But by far the most emotional part was when the Waynesboro Police Radios fell silent, and the last radio call for Captain Kevin Wayne Quick echoed over the airways, and through the arena.
"PR 11... PR 11...PR 11 Captain Kevin Wayne Quick end of watch February 17 2014, rest in peace sir."
It was a radio call everyone in attendance wishes Captain Kevin Wayne Quick was there to answer.
"This chapter does not and never did belong in Kevin's story," says Captain Mike Martin. "So as I promised lets rip it out, put it away, and move on to the good part."
The good that encompassed Kevin's time as a father, brother, and a son. Add to that list a 24 year volunteer with the Waynesboro Police Department.
"Those who knew him will miss his smile, his willingness to care for those around him, and his sense of love for life," Martin says.
Roughly a thousand people, including family, friends, colleagues, and state dignitaries attended the service.
At one point the Waynesboro Police Chief, spoke candidly about his immediate reaction when he heard what police are saying happened to Captain Quick.
"How dare they hurt one of my officers, and bring pain and suffering to my law enforcement family, and Kevin's family," says Chief Mike Wilhelm. "But then I stopped, and I thought this is not what Kevin would want us to do."
Just before Captain Quick's casket was carried out, Captain Mike Martin closed with a charge to everyone.
"The one thing that we can do to honor Kevin Quick is to refuse to let the way that he died diminish the way that he lived."
"To Kevin Wayne Quick, thank you for being the friend that you always were, may God bless and keep you until we meet again."
After the funeral service another service was held for just family and friends in Afton Virginia, then he was laid to rest in Nellysford.
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