Family, friends, colleagues and more streamed into a Point Loma church to pay tribute San Diego Police Officer Jason Prokop.
He had a significant military background as well, serving as an Army Ranger and combat medic.
A fellow reservist, Staff Sgt. Brandon Arnold, said Prokop had a dedication to the job.
"Just the fact that he was a combat medic and a police officer just goes to show that he dedicated his life to helping people," said Arnold. "That's exactly the way, I think, that he would want to go. He gave himself [up] to help others."
Drill Sgt. Prokop will be the standard to which I measure any soldier or human being. I respected and admired his leadership, mentorship and compassion, “said Danni Cook, of the U.S. Army Reserves.
The service for Prokop included an escort of a hearse and limousine by the SDPD Motor Unit from El Camino Memorial Park to the church, according to officials.
Prokop's death is another in a string of SDPD officers who have died over the past year.
Officer Jason Prokop Family Trust
c/o San Diego Police Officers Association
8388 Vickers Street
San Diego, CA 92111