Detective Kristen Hearne was laid to rest on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. A tremendous amount of support was shown throughout the community as hundreds lined the route of the processional. Law Enforcement, from all over the country, were in attendance, to honor their fellow sister in blue. Victory Baptist Church live streamed the service at the request of Detective Hearne’s family. The video of the service can be seen using the following links: funeral service , leaving the church, and law enforcement processional.
Detective Kristen Hearne is survived by her husband, Matt Hearne; her son, Isaac Hearne; mother and father, Patricia Tinney Brewer and Ron Brewer; Father Sidney Snead, brothers, Joseph Montgomery, Patrick Snead, Michael Snead and Matt Brewer; grandfather, Rev. James Brewer; father and mother in law, Rev. Chris and Marie Hearne; her sister in law, Amber H. Puckett; and a number of nieces and nephews. A number of aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
The City of Cedartown posted the following statement about Detective Hearne:
Over the last few days, our community has been in a state of shock and sorrow over the senseless Line of Duty death of Polk County Police Detective Kristen Hearne.
Det. Hearne was laid to rest today. Friends, family, local and state officials and fellow officers from here and from around the nation gathered to say their final goodbyes.
Our little town also paid their respects in our own way. Hundreds of residents lined the Cedartown bypass to pay their respects as the funeral procession made its way to the cemetery. Homemade signs of support were displayed with both pride for the blue line and sadness for a precious life snuffed out by a cowardly act of violence, American flags flapped in the breeze, hands were placed over hearts and tears were shed.
Rest easy, Det. Hearne.
E.O.W. September 29, 2017
The Final Call for #844, which is Detective Hearne’s badge number, can be heard here. Continue to keep the Hearne family, as well as Detective Hearne’s brothers and sisters in blue, in your prayers.
(Photo Credit: April East and the City of Cedartown)