GREENSBORO (WFMY) - Services commemorating the life of Greensboro police officer Jared Franks took place Saturday at Lamb's Chapel in Burlington, NC.
The visitation for Franks was held Friday at the Lowe Funeral Home.
Franks, 24, died when his car collided with another police car responding to a robbery call near South Elm Eugene Street and Webster Road Saturday. Franks was the first Greensboro Police Department employee to be killed in the line of duty since 2001 and the first officer since 1992.
Franks is the 11th member of the Greensboro Police Department to die in the line of duty.
"I've dealt with a lot of loss, but this one probably cut the deepest -- just based on the caliber of person that he was," said Dale Smith, who met Franks at Western Carolina University.
"Always trying to make a difference in somebody's life every day. He just had a mission to really have a positive impact," said Mickey Luker, who has known Franks since 2012.