Who was your hero growing up? Was it someone fictional, like Batman or Superman? Or was it someone in your life, like your mom, dad, or teacher? Heroes are around us every day, and we often forget to give them the respect they deserve.
Detective Kristen Hearne was a hero to many, and she was sadly killed in the line of duty in Georgia. She was shot four times during a call about a stolen car. Detective Herne leaves behind her husband, and 3-year-old son, Isaac.
“She was the most amazing, beautiful person that I’ve ever known,” her husband, Matt Hearne, told Channel 2 Action News. “She died doing what she loved to do.”
“We'll never say goodbye. It's never goodbye. It's until we meet again,” Hearne's mom, Trish Brewer, said. “Her watch ended that day. But now she's watching over us. She's watching over us in heaven now.”
Close to one thousand people attended her funeral service at Victory Baptist Church as Hearne was remembered by her loved ones.
But as the funeral procession passed through Polk County, there was one tribute that stood out more than others, and it was all because of a 3-year-old boy.