CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — It was an emotional day for family, friends and first responders who gave a final salute to fallen CCPD Officer Alan McCollum.
Funeral services attracted a massive community presence at Church Unlimited, located on Bay Area Drive.
The funeral services may have felt like goodbye, but it was more a passing of the baton as the men and women in blue pledged to pick up serving where McCollum left off.
McCollum is described as a man who loved his family, country, and his community.
On Jan. 31, while conducting a traffic stop McCollum and colleague Ofc. Michael Love were hit by an alleged drunk driver.
Love spent days in the hospital recovering, but McCollum died.
His funeral brought the community, and even officers from across the state, together to pay their respects.
“It shows what we do on a day-in and day-out bass is not in vain," said Cedar Park Police's Department. "And that people recognize the good that we do, and that we do care about our communities and that our communities do care about us.”
An outpouring of support was given to the McCollum family, and his daughters say they are truly thankful.
“Getting all these goodies that people have sent us, and it's just letters notes and flowers it's very, very beautiful," said McCollum's 10-year-old daughter, Liliana. "It's wonderous what people are doing for our family, my mom and Hannah and I. We're very very grateful."
McCollum was laid to rest at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery. He was 46 years old.