Officers support fallen brother, Detective Jason Schweitzer

Officers support fallen brother, Detective Jason Schweitzer
Detective Jason Schweitzer (Source: LMPD)
Detective Jason Schweitzer (Source: LMPD)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Whether they traveled by air, ground or across county lines, hundreds of men and women in blue attended Louisville Metro Police Department Detective Jason Schweitzer's viewing Tuesday.

"To show respect to a good guy," Officer Bryan Arnold, a pilot for LMPD, said.

Each officer wore a black ribbon across their badge to honor 37-year-old Schweitzer.
 
"Anytime an officer loses his life it hurts the community," Lt. Chuck Mann said. 

Detective Schweitzer and UK staff member Timothy Moore were killed by a suspected drunk driver in Lexington early Saturday. Schweitzer was in the city for a Fraternal Order of Police conference.

He served as the River City FOP Lodge 614's vice president, advocating for officers.

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"I don't know any of us that don't have his phone number in our phones that could call him day or night," David Bassler, another LMPD officer said. "He was always there for us to be able to call. We knew that Jason was going to answer. That's the legacy he leaves behind."
 
Schweitzer also leaves behind a wife, young daughter and a baby boy on the way. Even though he's gone, his brothers and sisters in blue aren't going anywhere.
 
"It doesn't end tonight. They're still our family and we'll take care of them throughout," Bassler said.
 
Schweitzer's funeral will be held on Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church.
 
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