SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The community honored fallen Greene County Deputy Aaron Roberts Thursday.
The deputy died after his patrol car was swept away by flood waters near Fair Grove, Mo. Family, friends and law enforcement remembered him with a service in north Springfield Thursday night.
Many in our community lined the streets for the processional, wearing blue, while waving flags, all to show their support for Deputy Roberts, his family and his fellow officers.
"I wanted to show my respect to the family, it is a very sad day for them," Sue Hampton, local resident, said.
Even employees at Waffle House on North Glenstone stopped what they were doing and came outside to wave flags. The manager says this impacts the entire community, the people they serve and have built relationships. So they made a point to support our officers during this heartbreaking time.
"Customers come in and we treat them just like they are our family," said Kristen Van Nest, manager, said. "So I think of the officer, he was part of the community, so he was part of our family."
Many say they will continue to pray for Deputy Roberts family, friends and our local law enforcement.