WATCH: Funeral for Detroit Police Sgt. Kenneth Steil

Posted at 5:05 AM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-23 18:34:05-04

Detroit Police Sgt. Kenneth Steil was remembered in a funeral service in St. Clair Shores.

There was a massive turn-out at the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church with first responders from across the state of Michigan to attend for the family, to pay their respects to their brother in blue.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and others spoke at the funeral. Steil was also posthumously promoted to captain.

Watch the funeral below

Steil was chasing down a man last week wanted for shooting his own father, when that suspect shot the officer. He was hit in the shoulder and was expected to make a full recovery, but died in the hospital from an apparent blood clot.

The 20-year DPD veteran, known for his hard work, was leading a unit of officers on the front lines and refused to be angry in the hospital.

In fact, we're told he was still leading from a hospital bed, working to be better and make the world better.

"Not once was he upset at the shooter, he actually forgave the shooter. It's our duty to forgive, don't carry hate in our hearts, don't carry anger in our hearts," said George Brikho, Steil's brother-in-law.