GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Dozens of law enforcement officers from surrounding communities gathered to celebrate and honor the life of a son, husband, father, brother and friend.
On Dec. 16, 2014, John Robert Street died while in the line of duty with the George County Sheriff's Department, where he worked part-time.
On Saturday, friends, family and colleagues remembered Street through song and testimonies of how great of a man he was.
"If you were lucky to know John as a friend, he was a friend to the end. He would come to your aid at the drop of a dime. If there was something to be done, he'd say, 'Let's do it,' and if there was anything you needed or a helping hand or word, he would give it to you," Steven Bishop said.
"Every time you talk to him, every time you had conversations with him, he had that big smile on his face," Lucedale Police Chief Barry Lambert said.
Street's bright smile, kind heart and love for Christ left a big impression on so many lives.
"There is no single word which can be used to describe John. However, there are a few pieced together that can begin to paint a picture of John, such as humble, strong, caring, generous, unconditional love, trustworthy, disciple of Christ, soul mate and hero," read Chaplain Richard Brown from the eulogy.
"His legacy is that those people that he led to Christ and those people that he talked to, that would eventually accept Christ, will tell someone else," the Rev. Tracy Dayton said.
Street worked full time for the Lucedale Police Department. He leaves behind his wife, Donielle, two sons, Michael and Logan, two brothers and his parents.
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