SAN ANTONIO -

From police officers in uniform to citizens on the street, they turned out to say good-bye to Robert Deckard.

Thousands attended the funeral service for Officer Deckard, and many more lined the funeral procession route to honor the cop shot and killed in the line of duty.

Deckard was hit in the head last month by gunfire as he pursued two robbery suspects.

On Dec. 20 Deckard was pronounced dead from his wound.

His family, friends and fellow officers gathered Saturday morning at Cornerstone church to honor the man remembered as a good guy and a good cop.

The funeral procession began just after 11:30 a.m. and slowly moved down Hwy. 281 to I-37 to SE Military Dr. and to Mission Park Cemetery.

Along the way people stood in honor of Deckard and his sacrifice.

At one point city firefighters stationed a fire truck on an overpass with ladder up and an American flag waving in tribute to Officer Deckard.

Another couple stood along the highway and held an American flag saluting Deckard.

After the burial Chief William McManus got on the police radio and said Offcer Deckard's shift had ended.

Deckard was a seven-year veteran of the department. He was 31.

The suspects in his death, 32 year-old Shawn Ruiz Puente and 28 year-old Jenevieve Ramos are charged with capital murder. 

PHOTOS: City says good-bye to slain police officer

Published On: Jan 04 2014 03:27:23 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 04 2014 03:26:54 PM CST

From police officers in uniform to citizens on the street, they turned out to say good-bye to Robert Deckard.

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