TAYLOR, Mich. (WXYZ) - A special event today honored the memory of Paul Sorce, an FBI agent who died 5 years ago. This afternoon, members of local, state and federal law enforcement all came together to support a charity in his name.
"This is what we do every year. We have this golf outing, to remember Paul because he's a guy you can't forget, and don't want to forget. He's just that kind of guy" says retired Michigan State Police Trooper Del Christian.
For years, Christian worked side by side with Sorce. Both were part of the Detroit Violent Crime Task Force. Today, at the Lakes of Taylor, lots of memories were shared.
"Paul was a huge contributor to his community and church, he coached kids and mentored them and that's where we are directing funds we make as a result of the golf outing" says long time friend Chris Hess.
Paul was killed in a 2009 car crash while carrying out a fugitive sweep in Detroit. But his legacy lives on, on and off the job.
"He was one of the first guys to come and greet me and one of the true professionals when it came to law enforcement" says Christian.
Paul, also known as "Coach" is often remembers for donating gifts to families in need over the holidays. It's something his charity continues to do. Donations are welcome and can be sent to the following address:
Paul Sorce Memorial Fund
28 West Adams
Detroit, MI 48226