SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield Police officer was laid to rest on Thursday, following his death in a swimming accident in Vermont last weekend.
Hundreds of people paid their respects to Officer Aaron McNab at the emotional service Thursday afternoon. Officer McNab’s funeral was held at Grace Lutheran Church in West Springfield.
Police and fire departments from surrounding cities and towns joined Officer McNab’s family and friends to say goodbye. At one point, Main Street and Route 20 in West Springfield were shut down for his procession. Many people who didn’t even know officer McNab attended the funeral.
“It’s very important because I have family there, I got my uncle there, and I feel so bad he died so young and it’s sad I know he had family,” said Iris Tores of West Springfield.
Officer McNab died while swimming in Lake Morey in Vermont Friday night. His death is considered an accident.
McNab grew up in West Springfield and joined the Springfield Police Department in November 2018.