Community Says Goodbye To Concord Police Officer Killed In The Line Of Duty
CHARLOTTE, NC – More than 300 people attended the funeral of Concord Police Department Officer Jason Shuping on Tuesday afternoon. During the remarks for the fallen officer, the Concord Police Chief said Shuping will be the department’s “guardian angel.”
Shuping was escorted by three dozen motorcycle officers to his final resting place.
“He is our fallen hero,” said Jill Barrier, a Concord resident.
People stopped to pay respects on the streets as 300 other friends, family and community members attended the funeral of Officer Jason Shuping at the Cabarrus Arena.
“It just makes my heart glad that people respect them and love them and just want to be here to show their respect,” said Barrier.
“His dedication to our city will be forever cherished and remembered,” said Concord Mayor William Dusch.
The 25 year old was shot and killed on December 16th while responding to a carjacking call near Concord Mills. The suspect, 29 year old Jeremy Daniels also died of gunshots.
Shuping had been with the concord police department for about a year and a half.
“Jason checked all the boxes that police chiefs are looking for and every good citizen is looking for in a cop,” said Chief Gacek.
On Tuesday, people spoke of the former boyscout’s selflessness. His love of hunting and fishing, but above all, his love of people.
“Today we pay tribute to a good man. A good man who did something. A good man who stood for something,” said Gacek.
“He understood the heavy responsibility he would bear for the safety of all our residents,” said Mayor Dusch.
Speakers at the funeral told of Shuping’s sense of humor and love for his family.
“I’m proud to have had the honor to know jason the cop,” said Gacek.
A community mourning their loss.
“It really hurts,” said Concord resident John Wilson.
Shuping, forever remembered.
“Great person, great person. He was well loved in the community here,” said Wilson.