Amarillo is a great city to live in an is full of amazing people. We are a city who supports it's people and that was evident on Saturday as thousands lined I-40 to welcome home Officer Justin Scherlen. 

Officer Scherlen passed away while on vacation with his family. Officer Scherlen had been injured in a wreck in September of 2015 while on duty.

Photo Courtesy of the Amarillo Police Department

On Saturday he returned home. The people of Amarillo showed up to pay their respects and to welcome him home. Thousands lined I-40 and the overpasses of Bell and Avondale. The Amarillo Fire Department had two of their engines parked in the overpass of Bell and I-40 and flew the US Flag.

Funeral services for Officer Scherlen,will be at Hillside Christian Church, 6100 S. Soncy Road, in Amarillo. Services are scheduled for Wednesday, August 10th , at 10:00 AM.