Memorial held for fallen officer Huff (6 a.m.)
DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit Police held a vigil for fallen Officer Brian Huff early Friday morning.
His scout car number 5-14 was read over the scanner at 3:50 a.m. and retired until eternity.
Officers listened on their police radios, offered prayers, and a moment of silence during the memorial gathering on Schoenherr and Edmore.
Officer Huff was shot and killed there three years ago as he responded to reports of shots fired. Four other officers suffered gunshot wounds, but survived.
Huff served with the Detroit Police Department for 12 years. He worked in the Eastern District.
The 42-year-old was married with a son.
His son is now 13-years-old, and says he wants to follow in his father's footsteps.
"I want to be a police officer," said Blair Huff. "I want to make this world a better place."
"He is the young man his father wanted him to be," said Officer Huff's widow Melissa of their son.
A jury found Jason Gibson, the man who shot the officers guilty of Premeditated First-Degree Murder. He was sentenced to life behind bars.