LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock Sheriff's Office Corporal D. Robert Harvey is now laid to rest. His funeral just wrapped up before 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Corporal Harvey was responding to a fight in progress early Sunday morning. Another vehicle crossed the center line and struck Harvey's patrol car. The squad car then burst into flames.
Justin McKinney has been arrested and accused of intoxication manslaughter. But Wednesday all eyes are on Corporal Harvey and his funeral.
During our 6 p.m. newscast, graveside services were still going on. Prior to that, thousands filled the First Baptist Church. They remembered him as a devoted family man and officer. "A 29-year-old taken. We don't have any answers to life. But I do know because Corporal Harvey was born he affected many lives. He touched many lives," Sheriff David Gutierrez said of Harvey during the funeral.
One of the most emotional moments of the funeral was when they called 10-42 for Corporal Harvey. On the police radio, the phrase 10-42 means "end tour of duty." So, when the dispatch called for Corporal Harvey during the funeral and when he didn't answer the dispatcher called 10-42 for him for the very last time.
In addition to the 10-42 call, Harvey was honored with a 21 gun salute at the burial site.
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Flags flew at half-staff as local law enforcement mourns and remembers Corporal D. Robert Harvey, 29, the Lubbock County sheriff's deputy killed early Sunday morning.