"His laugh was contagious," John describes. "It's the little things I'll miss most. Sitting at a diner and talking, driving in his truck, talking about movies and TV shows, walking the dog."
"The most important thing my dad gave me was, put simply, himself. By that I mean he was a father I could look up to as a role model and use him as an example of how I should behave around others and live life," John said. "He was always there."
Fellow police officers reached out to John.
"I've been told how so many people looked up to him, and how they tried to live up to his example as an officer and human being," John said. "I was particularly blown away when I was told about how he helped a fellow officer in need, and convinced him not to take his own life."
John asked everyone to remember and honor his dad, by stepping up for others whenever possible. Then, he ended with a heartbreaking final goodbye.