Updated: 08/06/2014 1:56 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson
Community members lined an 8-mile-long procession route Wednesday to remember a Mendota Heights police officer who lost his life last week.
Nineteen-year Mendota Heights Police Department veteran Scott Patrick was shot and killed during a traffic stop Wednesday, July 30. He leaves behind a wife and two teenage daughters.
The procession started at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in West St. Paul and ended at End at Acacia Park Cemetery.
The first wave of the procession included hundreds of law enforcement and other public safety agencies. The second wave started about 20 minutes later and included Mendota Heights law enforcement, city staff and Patrick's family.