PHOENIX — The Peoria police officer who died after a tragic motorcycle crash on a high school campus earlier this month was laid to rest this week.
Officer Jason Judd's visitation took place on Monday at Hansen Mortuary in Phoenix.
The family viewing took place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., before the public viewing at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Judd's funeral service was held on Tuesday at Christ’s Church of the Valley in Peoria. The service started at 9 a.m.
"He was the strength of our family, the glue that held us together. Our protector and our hero," Judd's wife said at the funeral.
“Though Jason loved his community and the work that he did with the police department, his heart was home with his family."
Honors were held immediately after the funeral service in the grass areas outside of the church.
There was also a procession following the funeral to DECA Services in Phoenix.
Officials asked people who plan to come out and honor Judd to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
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Judd died on July 1 after he crashed his motorcycle during a youth academy training session on the campus of Liberty High School in Peoria.
He was taken by the Peoria Fire-Medical Department to Honor Health Deer Valley Emergency Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.
What caused Judd's motorcycle to come out from under him is still unknown. Authorities are investigating the crash.
Judd is survived by his wife, two sons, extended family members, friends and many co-workers.