Hundreds of law enforcement officials joined family and friends Thursday to pay their respects to Fannin County Deputy Rahamy Mitchell, who was killed Sunday in the line of duty.
In a show of support, law enforcement officers surrounded the entrance of the Key Memorial United Methodist Church in Sherman as family members said goodbye.
In a standing-room only service, the quiet sound of weeping hushed over the crowd as friends and coworkers told of Mitchell's sense of humor and humility.
Stories were told about Mitchell filling an office full of packing peanuts, and how he shyed out of the limelight. Mitchell felt called to public service in high school, and through a 10-year career in the Marine Corps, and a six-year career in the Sheriff's Office, he fulfilled his calling, ministers said.
Mitchell accepted a promotion to an investigator's position in the office, days before he was killed, a Fannin Co. deputy said.
One recurring theme in the service was Mitchell's love and dedication to his 16-year-old son Kiefer. A fund has been set up for Kiefer.
Kiefer Mitchell Benefit Fund
c/o American Bank of Texas
2011 Texoma Parkway
Sherman, TX 75090
or any branch will take your donation
Kiefer was wearing his Bonham High School football jersey, and some of his teammates attended the funeral too, wearing their jerseys to show support.
Hundreds of cars joined the funeral procession down Highway 75 to the Aker Cemetery, where Mitchell was laid to rest.