The Stateline community gathered Monday at the exact spot, a church parking lot, where the suspect and Officer Jaimie Cox crashed.
A prayer vigil was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Candles were lit and songs sung in honor of the fallen officer. Many residents say the tragedy has brought the community together.
“People need to learn to stand together,” said Beck Greenfield, a friend of the Cox family. “There’s no need for violence like this. It was a simple traffic stop and it was something that was a disaster you know lives are lost for no reason. Senseless, it should have never happened.”
“We have to do something to stop the violence in our city,” said attendee Stanley Curly Thompson. “Everyone suffers as a result of that. If we can do something to show that the people are committing violent crimes in our community. There are citizens that are looking… to help eradicate the violence.”