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Full honors for slain Waynesboro Police reserve captain

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Monday marked the end of watch for fallen Waynesboro Reserve Captain Kevin Quick.

Hundreds attended the memorial service in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia's John Paul Jones arena. Loved ones say it was only fitting since he was a big UVA fan.

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Captain Quick was killed earlier this month, but today was for celebrating a life dedicated to family friends, and service.

Only full honors could appropriately send off a fallen police officer. 

"No matter what he had going on in his life he always had a smile on his face and kind words in his heart," said Waynesboro Police Chief Mike Wilhelm.

The final call echoed through the arena.

"TR 11 Captain Kevin Wayne Quick," the dispatcher said. "End of watch February 17, 2014. Rest in Peace, sir."

"He spent 24 years of his life volunteering to stand on that thin blue line that separates good or evil," said Captain Mike Martin, who not only served beside Quick, but also grew up with him. He spoke only briefly about the murder of his friend and fellow officer.

"We are besieged on all sides by soulless savages who continue to victimize good people and continue to terrorize our society," Captain Martin said.

According to the department, this is not a time for anger.

"Everything is going to be okay because Kevin will always be with us in spirit and in memory," said Chief Wilhelm.

The officers called for those who knew Quick to continue his legacy of sacrifice and love, especially for his infant daughter.

"I hope that Gabriella grows up to now who her father was," said Captain Martin.

Captain Quick also leaves behind a grieving mother who leaned on family members for support, but amongst the tears; there is hope

"I hope we can all find some degree of solace that God found in Kevin a great man, a great warrior to be called home for a greater cause," said Captain Martin.

Captain Quick's family and friends held a private funeral in Afton. He's buried in Nellysford in Nelson County.

The Waynesboro Chief of Police also presented a distinguished service medal for Captain Quick. It was given to Quick's mother.

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