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Police gather to attend funeral of fallen MSP Trooper Wolf

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They came from near and far, men and women behind the badge from all over the country and Canada and paying their respects to one of their own.

"Law enforcement is a brotherhood," said Fred Hargo.

Hargo is with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He said it's important to honor the life of Michigan State Trooper Chad Wolf.

"It's heart wrenching. To lose your life period doing what we do for a living when we are out here to protect others," Hargo said. "And for you to lose your life in that manner is always a tragedy."

A tragedy that strikes close to home for Justin Keller. He's a police officer serving Indianola, Iowa.

Keller said he and Wolf were classmates at Pensacola Christian College in Florida.

"Knowing that he was a believer in Christ and knowing that he's in heaven you know is a comfort to us," Keller said. "But it's always difficult to know that there's a fellow law enforcement officer that lost their life."

But Keller knows the dangers he and his fellow blue bloods face every time they put on the uniform.

"This is what we do," Keller said. "And having that level of fear in the back of your mind is sometimes a good thing. It helps keep you aware. It helps keep you on your toes out there knowing that at any time anything can happen."

Hargo wants Wolf's family to know everyone here will support them far beyond today's service.

"Anywhere that they go they'll be accepted into that law enforcement family," Hargo said. "If they need anything all they need to do is reach out to us. Let us know who they are and we'll have their support we'll have their back. And we stand here with them today."

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