Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)--- Law enforcement officials from all over the Northland will be heading to St Paul tomorrow to pay their respects to a Minnesota Police Officer killed in the line of duty last week.
Twelve officers from the Duluth Police Department along with the Honor Guard will attend the services for Officer Scott Patrick of the Mendota Heights Police Department.
Two officers from the Superior Police Department, along with two Honor Guard members will also pay their final respects.
47-year-old Patrick, who is a 19-year Veteran of the Mendota Heights Police Department, was shot and killed during a traffic stop last Wednesday.
Scott's life will be celebrated will with full police honors at Saint Stephen's Lutheran Church in West Saint Paul.
Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay says it's important for outside law enforcement agencies to attend the funeral and show their support.
"It's really part of law enforcement to show your support. You know the officer that was killed had a family and children and that impacts many of our officers as well so its a way not only to support but a way to grieve as well.," said Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay.
Officer Patrick leaves behind a wife and two teenage daughters.
Services begin tomorrow morning at eleven.
Officials are expecting anywhere between three and five thousand people.
The Duluth and Superior Police Department will be joined by several other law enforcement agencies from around the Northland, who will be meeting in Cloquet and caravanning down to the services.
Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati