Decatur police officer who died of brain cancer laid to rest

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Officer Driggers and his family

DECATUR, Ala. – Officer Josh Driggers died last Saturday night.

He was laid to rest Wednesday.

Officers from different agencies across city and county lines attended the funeral service at Central Baptist.

The young family man was buried at Roselawn Cemetery on Danville Road in Decatur.

“He’s going to be truly missed,” said Captain Chris Jones. “The officers showing up today shows what kind of character he had and what kind of person he was.”

“In a way to honor Josh, I would like to tighten my relationship with the Lord and with my family as well,” said Josh Sloan, who went to high school with Driggers before they both became Decatur officers.

The family is starting a scrapbook for the children if anyone has any pictures they would like to share.

An email account was also started if anyone would like to share a story or memory – Joshuadriggersmemories@gmail.com

Please keep his family & his Brothers in Blue in your prayers during this difficult time.