100s Pay Respects As Trooper's Remains Pass Through Watertown

100s Pay Respects As Trooper's Remains Pass Through Watertown

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Hundreds of people lined the streets as the hearse carrying slain state Trooper Joel Davis slowly made its through Watertown's Public Square and up Washington Street to Brookside Cemetery.

"The crowd, just went quiet, particularly when the hearse went by," Liverpool resident Robin Lamson said. "I, in particular, noticed the car of the family and my heart just broke."

Members of law enforcement from all over Jefferson County -- along with family and friends -- escorted the hearse carrying their fallen brother from the funeral on Fort Drum to the cemetery.

While some who came to watch the procession didn't know Davis, many of them have family in law enforcement and came to show their respect.

"These men and women who serve and protect our community everyday, they deserve our respect," Carthage resident Laurie Crump said.

"It just reminds me that all the law enforcement are out there doing what they can for everybody and I really appreciate what they're doing for us," said Watertown resident Candie Newton

People came out to support the Davis family most of all. 

"I just thought it would be nice if we could come and let them know we're sorry for them," Watertown resident Patricia McWayne said.

"I just want to cry for them," Shane McWayne said, "to think they lost their dad."

Officers were on hand to stop traffic as the procession made its way through downtown Watertown and up Washington street.

No matter where you were on that funeral route, you were sure to see people lining the streets to pay their final respects.

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