It's been a little less than a week since, Retired Tompkinsville Police Chief Herbert "Sprocket" Proffitt, was shot and killed in front of his house.
And, friends, family, and police officers from all over the state came out to pay tribute today.
"This is the final call for Chief Herbert "Sprocket" Proffitt. Chief Proffitt served the citizens of Tompkinsville, Monroe County and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, with honor and integrity."
That was the final call for Chief Proffitt at the graveside service Monday afternoon.
"It's something that no one should have to go through especially the way that it happened," says Tompkinsville City Commissioner, Ricky Richardson.
"I'm so thankful that everyone took the time out of their day, as he served this community for fifty plus years," Tasha Comer Hail, a close family friend, says.
"It was a sad loss for us, a big loss. And "Sprocket" will always be remembered in our hearts," says Tompkinsville Police Chief Dale Ford.
Time stopped for the town of Tompkinsville today, as community members said good-bye to a local hero, Herbert "Sprocket" Proffitt.
"It was not unusual for me to come home from western on Friday afternoons, drop my laundry off at my parents house, and head straight to "Sprocket's" and Bernice's house," Hail said in a speech during the funeral.
"How hard it was yesterday to stand up at our church at Mill Run to look back at that section and that pew was empty, when just a week before there they were," says Rev. Larry Lowe, who was "Sprocket's" pastor.
Sprocket's wife, Bernice, died yesterday, just less than a week after the loss of her husband.
"A lot of people have been saying she died from a broken heart," Richardson says.
But, police are saying she died from a minor stroke she had right after "Sprocket's" death.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made for Bernice Proffitt.