by Laney Meredith, story
Austin Avery, photos
LAWRENCEBURG — More than 400 uniformed officers- many of them Kentucky State Police, filed by the casket at Ninevah Christian Church north of Lawrenceburg on Monday to attend the funeral for Kentucky State Police Trooper Eric Chrisman.
Chrisman, 23, was killed June 23 in Livingston County in Western Kentucky when his cruiser collided with a tractor-trailer on U.S. 62 near Grand Rivers. The Anderson County native had just graduated from the state police academy in January.
State police and highway patrol officers from several states, including Alabama, California, Delaware, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia, attended the service.
Included in the hundreds of officers present was local Brownsville Police Department Officer Garth Avery.
"It was not only a privilege, but an honor, to be able to be a part of something so eye opening and honorable. Being able to witness hundreds of officers come together to mourn the passing of a fellow brother, it really shows how large and strong knit the law enforcement community is. Not just here in Kentucky, but from around the country as well. When one of us hurts we all hurt," said Officer Garth Avery.