Hundreds of mourners turned out Wednesday to say goodbye to a Reno police officer who served the community for 25 years.
Mourners gathered inside Lawlor Events Center on the University of Nevada campus for Wednesday morning's public service to remember Officer Scott Sorensen.
Officer Scott Sorensen passed away last week after a long battle with cancer.
He was well-liked by those he worked with directly and he set a great example for those who joined after him.
"He was a great officer and great person," said Explore Scout Gregorio Flores. "He loved being a policeman and he protected people and helped to keep them safe."
"We really are a big family," said Reno Police Lt. Joe Burfield.
"And we want his family to realize that he has another family to lean on...one in blue and green," added Sgt. Chris Greb with the Department of Public Safety.
Officer Sorensen joined the Reno Police Department in 1988 when he was just 24. He served on the ground, in patrol, in the air with RAVEN - and with the mounted units with his horse named Utah. While assigned to RAVEN, he was deputized by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office and was also the unit's training officer.
In 2013, Officer Sorensen was posthumously awarded the Reno Police Department Chief's Commendation Medal for his years of service.