HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A somber scene in Richmond on Tuesday as the body of Henrico County Officer Trey Sutton was escorted to the church where his viewing and memorial service will be held.
Officer Sutton’s body was escorted from Bliley’s Funeral Home by members of the Henrico County Police Honor Guard.
The 12-mile journey was the first step in a hero's farewell.
The 24-year-old rookie officer was killed in the line of duty in a car crash on March 31.
His fellow officer Greg Petrohovich and another man in custody survived but were critically hurt in the crash.
Officer Sutton's death ripples across the entire department.
"He wanted to do the right thing, as much as he could," Trey's supervisor, Sgt. Philip Johnakin, said. "He was eager to learn."
The young man wasgoing to tie the knotwith his fiancée Zoe in June.
He is survived by Zoe, his parents Carol and Duane and brother Jared.
Trey adored his two Great Danes Avery and Iris and loved the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.
Although he was on the force for just a short while Trey's memory will remain with his brothers and sisters in the Henrico County Police Department.
His viewing at Victory Tabernacle Church of God in Midlothian is open to the public until 8 p.m.
Trey Sutton's funeral will be held at Victory Tabernacle Church of God in Midlothian at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. It will stream on WTVR.com.