By Liz Gelardi
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A little girl held a sign that read “God bless IMPD” as she sat outside Crown Hill Cemetery. Citizens gathered outside the entrance to send a fallen hero home.
Carri Getz sat along the procession route with her daughters. Her father was an officer with the Indianapolis Police Department and she said Renn’s death hit close to home.
“We just wanted to come out and show our support for Officer Renn and IMPD and all the sacrifices and the services they provide for the community of Indianapolis. As a mother I want my children to know that they need to respect and be thankful for the people that are here to protect them,” said Carri Getz.
Alisha Kimmons left work early to pay tribute to Officer Renn. She was shot in 2006 and Officer Renn responded. He also testified at the trial where the gunman was ultimately convicted.
“I just came to teach my daughter and pay our respects that the police are here to help us,” said Kimmons.