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Lumberton police office killed in line of duty laid to rest

People gather to honor the life and service of Officer Jason Quick (Source: WMBF News)
People gather to honor the life and service of Officer Jason Quick (Source: WMBF News)
Updated: Dec. 20, 2018 at 10:44 PM EST
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Lumberton, NC (WMBF) - A funeral service for 31-year-old Lumberton Police Officer Jason Quick was held Thursday afternoon. Quick was struck by a car on I-95 near exit 22 while responding to an accident Saturday morning.

At 2 p.m. family, friends and fellow officers packed the Rock Church of God, Quick’s home church, to honor his life and service.

Among the speakers at the funeral, was Lumberton Police, Chief Michael McNeill. McNeill raved about Quick devotion for his job, mentioning his aspirations to become Chief of Police.

After the service, people made their way to the Gardens of Faith Cemetery of Fayetteville Road where Quick was laid to rest and loved said their final goodbyes.

Quick joined the police department in June of 2017 after graduating basic training in April. However, in that short time, he made a big impression on those he worked closely with

“For being a new officer with only 18 months experience, he was extremely well known in law enforcement. He was a great officer,” Lt. Peter Monteiro, his training officer, said.

“If he knew we were going to be short, he’d be sure to be there uh give up his on vacation time to make sure we weren’t understaffed,” Sergeant Charles Leavitt said.

But Quick kept one thing above his job and even his family and that was his faith. It’s how a friend, Becky Bollard, and Quick became close.

“If something happened in the church he’ll look at me and cross his eyes, just a jokester… just a good man, good man,” Bollard said.

Bollard said Quick was very involved in the church as a member of the finance committee and usher board. She recalled the day she found out he was killed, knowing she wouldn’t see him again.

“My mind went immediately to his wife Leah because when you saw Jason you saw Leah when you saw Leah you saw Jason,” Bollard said.

Gone, but never forgotten, Bollard and others say Officer Quick died doing what he loved and that is what he’ll be remembered for.

“He exemplified to me the fruits of the spirit and I hope he will be remembered as having a severance heart,” Bollard said.

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