LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Memorial services for 27-year-old Brownfield Police Officer Jeremy Shedd were hosted on Friday afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Lubbock.
Shedd was killed by an alleged drunk driver when he was driving his truck back to Lubbock from his shift in Brownfield last Sunday morning.
Law enforcement from across the South Plains gathered at the church to honor their fellow officer along with Shedd's family and friends.
"We want to express our sincere gratitude to have had the privilege to have gotten to know Jeremy," said Brownfield Police Chief Tony Serbantez. "A great, great officer that impacted so many lives…and we're honored to celebrate his life."
During the service, Shedd's brother, cousin, best friend and Serbantez took turns on the podium sharing their memories of Shedd, better known as "Tiny".
"I know what my brother would tell me today," Steve said. "He would say, 'Stop crying sissy.'"
After they spoke, the dispatcher called Shedd's radio number one last time before announcing "10-42," the police code for an officer who has ended their tour of duty.
"Losing someone you love is never easy," Steve said, "and when their life is taken at a young age, it makes it that much more difficult."
Steve is older than Shedd by 11 years, and said when he looked back on his brother's life this week, he saw happiness.
"He loved his job, he was head-over-heels in love with Nicole (his fiance)," Steve said, "and he was surrounded by people who truly loved him."
Shedd had only worked at the station since January, but Serbantez said his coworkers considered him part of a second family.
"It was not doing big things that made Officer Shedd who he was," he said, "but it was the little things that mattered that was big."
Steve said each person will carry Shedd's memory with them.
"He followed his heart and his dreams," Steve said. "He showed people that he cares and put the value of things that were most important in life."
Shedd's burial is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8 at Macon Resthaven Cemetery at Macon U Crazy Ranch in Blackwell.