GREENVILLE, Ky. (WFIE) - A local hero laid to rest in Muhlenberg County on Sunday.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Terry Vick died in a single-vehicle crash on the Western Kentucky Parkway after getting off work on Wednesday morning.
Several cars lined up and waited on State Route 1380 to drive into the Muhlenberg County Agriculture and Convention Center parking lot - all to pay their respects to Deputy Vick.
“Terry made everyone feel like family,” Muhlenberg County Judge Executive Curtis McGehee said.
First responders and community members honored Vick from inside their cars, listening to the service by radio.
“He loved his wife and his sons," McGehee said. “That was his pride and joy. That was his main priority in life.”
McGehee, who was a friend of the late deputy, officiated the funeral service on Sunday.
Vick was a deputy who many say could relate to people from all walks of life.
“As I mentioned in the eulogy today, it didn’t matter if you were rich or poor, young or old,” McGehee said. “He would be transporting them to the detention center, he’d be talking to them and the next thing you know, they were opening up to him."
Taps played during his tribute, along with a three-volley salute.
“He was tireless,” McGehee said. “It wasn’t unusual for Terry to volunteer his time."
McGehee said Vick received the Medal of Honor from the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association back in 2012. This is considered the highest award bestowed upon deputies in the state of Kentucky.
Troopers say the crash that killed Vick is still under investigation.
You can watch the honors ceremony dedicated to Deputy Vick in the video below: