Hundreds pay respect to fallen Everest Metro Detective
WESTON, Wis. (WSAW) -- Hundred of people arrived at D.C. Everest High School Tuesday afternoon for visitation services for a detective killed in the line of duty.
Detective Jason Weiland's visitation is Tuesday, March 28 from 4-8 p.m. His funeral will be Wednesday, March 29 at to noon. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday until the funeral.
Detective Weiland was killed March 22 while responding to the scene of an active shooter in Weston.
Dianne Look, 67, Karen Barclay, 62, and Sara Quirt Sann, 43 also lost their lives that day.
The Wisconsin Honor Guard Association is expecting anywhere from 2,000-3,000 to pay their respects.
The organization helps plan the services for fallen officers in our state. They began planning began right away after last Wednesday.
Law enforcement from across the state are volunteering help out with things like traffic duty
so that local officers can pay respects to Detective Weiland
Sargent Mark Tushaus of the Brookfield Police Department said while honoring every person's life is important, they have a special bond in their line of work, which is why they want to help honor the fallen
"We have that special uniqueness and bond and when something happens to one of us whether they are sick or fall in the line of duty we d come together just to show that dept, pay our respects, support the family,” explained Tushaus.
Following the Detective Weiland's funeral at noon,a procession from D.C. Everest Senior High School to Brainard funeral in Wausau. That's expected to start at 1 p.m.
Drivers are being asked to pay close attention to this area and to expect long traffic delays.