Hero's Funeral for Officer Scot Fitzgerald

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SOUTH JACKSONVILLE, IL - Blue lights on porches, ribbons on trees and telephone pole. Communities came together for the funeral of Officer Scot Fitzgerald.
A fallen hero, Officer Fitzgerald died while trying to save a child.
"It was just his time, and I do not think he would have wanted to go any other way but to save another life" said Kem Wilson.
Fitzgerald was a police officer for less than two years. He also spent time as a volunteer firefighter. Friends and family say, he lived to serve,
His friend, Brian Glascock said, "He was just honest and fair and treated everybody equally. He was the officer everyone should try to be ".
Inspired police officers, medical professionals and firefighters came from as far as the Chicago and Saint Louis areas to pay respects. Crews draped an American flag across the street. Dozens of people saluted or put a hand over their heart for the fallen officer, as his body was carried to it's final resting place.
"We're so sorry he is gone. It is a terrible loss for our community and no one can ever take his place" said Dani Glasscock.
The officer was a husband. His two children will grow up without a father; but those close to him say he's a role model
"Be like your daddy, just like him."
An end of watch - but not an end to his legacy.
"If Jacksonville needs to have a role model. It would definitely be Scot."
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