Officer Charles Irvine Jr.'s body was escorted from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Officer to a north side funeral home Friday. Officers stopped on the expressway to salute as the hearse passed. Many people who did not know him paid their respects.
"Extremely emotional, definitely emotional. I teared up. I got the goosebumps," said Erica Wilkie.
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"It's kind of hard," said Lawrence Winfrey.
Amy Kamrath daughter's just returned from a weekend car show with Officer Irvine and her boyfriend in the Wisconsin Dells. Kamrath said he was a good friend to her daughter.
"Fun, carefree, fun loving, would do anything for you. Just a great kid," said Kamrath. "He passed away doing what he always wanted to do since he was little."
Officers hugged and wiped away tears after Irvine's body was carried in. One of the youngest in the crowd maybe explaining it best.
"I think it's very, very, very sad and emotional," said 8-year-old Londyon Mayhall, who watched it all.