Final farewell: Friends, family, fellow officers pay respects to fallen Lumberton officer
Posted December 20, 2018 12:14 p.m. EST
Updated December 20, 2018 7:30 p.m. EST
Lumberton, N.C. — Family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers gathered Thursday to pay their final respects to Lumberton police Officer Jason Quick, who was killed last weekend while responding to a traffic crash on Interstate 95.
At least four large memorial wreaths surrounded the pulpit at The Rock Church of God as mourners paid tribute to Quick, 27, who had been with the Lumberton Police Department less than two year when he was killed.
A marquee sign outside the church read: "Servant gone too soon. We love you Jason"
Quick was responding to a call about a multi-vehicle crash shortly after 6 a.m. on Saturday near exit 22.
He was walking from the northbound inside lane to the right side shoulder when he was struck by a 2017 Hyundai at 6:53 a.m., authorities said. He was rushed for medical care to Southeastern Regional Medical Center, where he died.
Law enforcement authorities have still not said if the driver of the car, Kadejera Inman, 24, of Fairmont. would be charged in connection with his death.
And members of the Lumberton police brass have said Quick was showing great potential and was known as a servant who would quietly help anyone in need, even if he wasn't on duty.
"How can people be able to rejoice at a funeral of a 31-year-old young man who served in law enforcement for the police department, for the city of Lumberton? And yet we can rejoice, because we know that this is not the end," Rev. David Whitley said.
Those who love Quick said they can rejoice knowing he was a man of faith.
"I know it's brother Jason, if he could come back and say anything, it would be this: that if anyone here today is lost without the Lord, my prayer for you today is that before this service is over, that you'll come with a broken and contrite spirit," Rev. Roosevelt Scott said.
The fallen officer is survived by a wife and two children.