NEW INFORMATION: Thousands mourn slain Wisconsin officer

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WESTON, Wis. (AP) -- Thousands of people attended the funeral for Detective Jason Weiland.

He was killed March 22nd while responding to the scene of an active shooter in Weston.

"My dad was an amazing man. Even though my dad is not here in person, we all know he will always be for ever and ever in our hearts," said Anna Weiland.

Forever in their hearts.
A message of love from detective weilands daughter anna - acknowledging just like her - the community is in pain

"My dad really did give his life to everyone in Wausau. I love seeing everyone supporting the four victims with blue ribbons, signs and blue lights, cards and everything else," said Anna Weiland.

It was after all all those "everything else's" retired wausau police detective greg hagenbucher used to remember his best friend.
whom he only saw hours before he lost him - responding to the shootings that forever changed our community .

"What Jason did that day will inspire countless others because Jason was devoted to his duty, his sence of what is right, and what is necessary, and his legacy, and above all else a lot of love. He will forever be remembered in this community, the state of Wisconsin, and this great nation as a hero," said Retired Wausau Police Detective Greg Hagenbucher.

That word hero - not used lightly, but with tremendous purpose by Weiland's Chief Wally Sparks - to also remember his fallen officer.

"Heaven is real, I can just invision Jason standing before the lord as he says, well done good and faithful servant," Chief Wally Sparks.

A community servant.
one his daughter will forever remember as forever protecting

"God will always be here for us, and watching over every single person. All of the jokes and riddles he would tell to me and ella, it would brighten my day. I would always love hearing the nicknames he has for all his friends, A lot of people think I look like him, I will take that as a compliment. It is weird because when he was a kid, he looked exactly like me, there is so much love everywhere right now. I will make sure ella and I make him proud. Rest in peace to a best friend, teacher and dad. I love you Dad," said Anna Weiland.

WESTON, Wis. (AP) -- Thousands of mourners turned out to say goodbye to a Wisconsin police detective killed in the line of duty along with three others in northern Wisconsin.

USA Today Network-Wisconsin ( ) reports an estimated 3,500 people attended the funeral Wednesday for Everest Metro Police Detective Jason Weiland at D.C. Everest High School in Weston. Another 1,500 watched the services on YouTube.

Weiland's father, Thomas Weiland, remembered his son as "a loving and caring son that made his father proud," and said the veteran officer "put smiles on everybody's faces."

Thomas Weiland took a moment in his remarks to remember the other victims: Dianne Look, Karen Barclay and Sara Quirt Sann.

Jason Weiland was killed last Wednesday while establishing a perimeter during a standoff with a man suspected of fatally shooting two bank employees and an attorney. Police shot the 45-year-old suspect, and he remains in custody.

WESTON, Wis. (AP) -- Hundreds of law enforcement officers are among those who have gathered to pay respects to a Wisconsin detective killed in the line of duty along with three others in northern Wisconsin.

The officers, in step, approach the open casket at D.C. Everest High School where they slowly salute Jason Weiland, killed a week ago when encountering a man accused of also fatally shooting two bank employees and an attorney. The officers from far away jurisdictions are gathered in a demonstration of unity and brotherhood.

They join family, friends and acquaintances packed into the gym. Weiland is survived by his wife Kara and two daughters, Ella and Anna. One of the girls stepped up to the podium at the funeral Wednesday and told the crowd who memories of her dad include camping and their father-daughter dance.

WESTON, Wis. (WSAW) -- Thousands of people including family, friends and law enforcement are expected to attend the funeral of a detective killed in the line of duty.

Detective Jason Weiland was killed March 22 while responding to the scene of an active shooter in Weston, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, visitation was held at D.C. Everest High School from 4-8 p.m. Visitation resumed at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with the funeral taking place at noon.

Click here to watch a live feed of Detective Weiland's funeral service. The service is broadcast with his families permission.

Dianne Look, 67, Karen Barclay, 62, and Sara Quirt Sann, 43, also lost their lives March 22.

The Wisconsin Honor Guard Association is expecting anywhere from 2,000-3,000 to pay their respects.The organization helps plan the services for fallen officers in our state. They began planning last Wednesday.

Law enforcement from across the state are volunteering help out with things like traffic duty, so that local officers can pay respects to Detective Weiland.

Sergeant Mark Tushaus of the Brookfield Police Department said while honoring every person's life is important, they have a special bond in their line of work, which is why they want to help honor the fallen.

"We have that special uniqueness and bond and when something happens to one of us, whether they are sick or fall in the line of duty, we come together just to show that department, pay our respects, support the family," explained Tushaus.

Following the Detective Weiland's funeral at noon,a procession from D.C. Everest Senior High School to Brainard funeral in Wausau. That's expected to start at 1 p.m.

Drivers are being asked to pay close attention to this area and to expect long traffic delays.

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