ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Friends and family said their final goodbyes to a St. Paul police officer who died after suffering a heart attack on the job last weekend.
Josh Lynaugh, 30, died Saturday. He had been in the hospital since he got sick chasing after someone on foot earlier this month.READ MORE: Minnesota Bishop Michael Hoeppner Resigns After Vatican Probe Into Cover-Up
Lynaugh’s funeral was held Friday morning at the Cathedral of St. Paul, followed by a procession.
A visitation was held Thursday night.READ MORE: 40 Arrested In The Twin Cities After 2nd Night Of Daunte Wright Protests
Law enforcement officials from all over the state attended the service. During the memorial, Lynaugh was remembered as “a gentle giant” who wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps.
“Josh gave his heart to you, this department, his brothers and sisters in blue and the city of St. Paul” the chaplain said.MORE NEWS: Daunte Wright Killing: How Does An Officer Confuse Their Taser For A Gun?
Gov. Mark Dayton, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman were also in attendance. Dayton ordered flags to be lowered to half on Friday in honor of Lynaugh, who was a five-year veteran on the force.