WARREN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - A Warren County Sheriff's Deputy struck and killed by a vehicle earlier this week was laid to rest on Saturday.
Sgt. Brian S. Dulle, 36, was killed on Tuesday while laying down stop sticks to stop a man in a high-speed chase near the intersection of US 42 and Utica Rd.
More than 1,500 people attended the funeral, including police officers from all over the region. At the funeral, Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims and Sgt. Dulle's father Ed found the words to express what Brian meant to them.
Sheriff Sims said Dulle was an up and coming leader in the sheriff's office. He also shared stories of the pranks Dulle liked to pull. Dulle's father said Brian left the world a better place than he found it.
Brian's wife Abby could be seen in photos being comforted by one of his two daughters, as they watched their husband and father being carried out by his fellow officers.
Following the service, a procession made its way to the cemetery for the grave site burial. Hundreds lined the streets with American Flags to honor not only Sgt. Dulle but all local law enforcement officers for the risk and sacrifice they make every day protecting the community.
A public visitation for Sgt. Dulle was held Friday at the Christ's Church at Mason, located on 5165 Western Row Rd. in Mason.
Sgt. Dulle was buried at the Lebanon Cemetery located at 511 North Broadway.