PEORIA, AZ — Hundreds of fellow first responders, family and friends said their final goodbyes Tuesday at the funeral service for Peoria Police Officer Jason Judd.
The 21-year veteran officer died when his police motorcycle crashed as he was leaving a safety demonstration for students taking part in the Citizens Police Youth Academy.
During the funeral service at Christ's Church of the Valley, his wife and friends remembered him as a stickler for the rules, a fixer, a man with strong family values, and a great sense of humor.
Following the church service, hundreds of fellow officers stood in salute during the traditional 21-gun salute, the playing of taps, flag presentations and official last call. Officer Judd was also an 11-year veteran of the Air Force which provided a special flyover tribute, breaking into the missing man formation.
The honors concluded with a police procession from Peoria to central Phoenix escorting Officer Judd to the crematorium.
He is survived by his wife and two children.
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