A large group of family, friends, and fellow law enforcement officers attended the funeral service Tuesday afternoon to say goodbye to Georgia Port Authority Officer, Cpl. William Solomon.
The hour long service was held in the Live Oak Church of God in Hinesville. Tears flowed freely as those who came out to honor the fallen officer listened to inspirational songs sung by the church choir.
Georgia Port Authority Chief operating Officer, Griffith Lynch told the mourners, "Have you ever met somebody, that when you saw them you knew they were doing exactly what they were supposed to be doing? I have, his name was Cpl. Willis, Solomon and he served in the GPA police department. “Lynch said.
Solomon was struck by a semi in March of this year which eventually claimed his life. Lynch said, that day, Solomon was doing the job he loved in protecting and serving the community, much like the other 120 GPA officers he worked with. A sentiment echoed by GPA head of security Kevin Doyle and close friend William Bowman.
The service was attended by a large police presence with officers as far away as Bibb County and as close as Hinesville.
Williams Solomon's wife Aida Solomon at one point became distraught leaning into her lap while covering her ears had to be comforted by her sons.
When the service ended the flag draped casket was led by the pallbearers which included Solomon's eldest son, Alfredo Castro.
A GSP bagpipe player led as the pall bearers carried his casket toward the white hearse. As they left the church a long procession of law enforcement vehicles helped in leading the way to his final resting place at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville.