PHOENIX — Memorial services for Phoenix Police Officer Ginarro New, who was killed in a crash with a red-light runner last week, took place Thursday morning.
His funeral was held on Thursday, June 10, at Dream City Church, located at 13613 N. Cave Creek Rd.
Officer New's widow spoke during the ceremony. "He just had a true passion for what he did," Kristen New said.
New described the heartbreak that comes with her husband's sudden death.
"It doesn't just stop after today, today is the easy part," she said. "The hardest part is living the rest of our life with this loss."
New hopes her husband's death is a lesson for everyone.
"I hope this is the lesson that you all will take from this tragedy," she said. "It is that life is short. Yes, we know it, but do you feel it? Are there things you're putting off? Are there people you haven't told that you love?"
Full police honors were held immediately afterward.
A visitation was held Wednesday, June 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hansen’s Mortuary, located near 64th Street and Bell Road.