Photo of the Day: Funeral for an Officer March 28 2011
Hundreds of people lined the streets in Athens, GA to pay their respects for Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian, an Athens police officer who was shot last week. As they waited for the funeral procession, people were loud and restless, but once the flashing lights of the cop cars were spotted silence spread. The sound of the bagpipes, the hooves of the horses pulling the casket, and the hundreds of police cars and motorcycles that drove past were the only noises heard. Some people wiped away tears, and others stood steadfast holding flags. The procession lasted an hour, beginning with the motorcycles and bagpipes, then the horse-drawn casket followed by hundreds of policemen.