(KCBD) - Officer Floyd East Jr. was shot and killed in the Texas Tech campus police department on Oct. 9, 2017.
Officer East had been with the TTU Police Department since 2014, but had only been on the Lubbock campus since May 1, 2017.
Texas Tech police made a student welfare check at the Talkington Residence Hall late Monday afternoon. When the officers entered the room of 19-year-old freshman Hollis A. Daniels, officers found evidence of drug paraphernalia. Daniels was arrested and taken to the Texas Tech Police Department. While at the police department, officials say Daniels pulled a gun and fatally shot Officer East.
Officer East will be buried at sea today off the coast of St. Augustine. His remains arrived in Jacksonville, FL on Thursday.
A boat procession started at 9 a.m. CST to take Officer East to his final resting place.
His family has made it a reality with Eternal Reefs.
Eternal Reefs are permanent living legacies that memorialize the passing of a loved one by helping to preserve and protect the marine environment for the benefit of future generations.
His ashes will live eight miles off the coast of St. Augustine.
According to EternalReefs.com, the cremated remains or "cremains" of an individual are incorporated into an environmentally-safe cement mixture designed to create artificial reef formations. The Eternal Reefs are then placed in the permitted ocean location selected by the individual, friend or family member.