That's a sign of tribute to fallen officers.
Deputy Lynch was killed in a shootout, while responding to a domestic disturbance. His comrades say Deputy Lynch actually spoke about his own funeral plans just two weeks ago!!!
"His daughter told me that Roger just said two weeks ago that if he got killed in the line of duty he wanted a full police burial with all the 'bells and whistles," said Major Bill Weedman, with the Louisville Metro Police. That police agency, along with seven others, helped provide an honor guard for the service. The officers certainly did provide a service with Lynch's requested "bells and whistles." Since Monday, an officer has stood by Deputy Lynch's casket, 24 hours a day. That's a tradition when a police officer dies. Major Weedman says, "We don't leave our officers side until they're buried."