MEDFORD (CBS) – A large gathering of family, friends and law enforcement attended the funeral of a veteran Somerville police officer Friday, remembering him as a staple in the community.
He leaves behind two daughters. His wife passed away last year.
“He used every ounce of energy he had bettering himself and the community around him. I’ve never seen someone connect with people as much as he did. He knew everyone,” Louis’ daughter Danielle said during her eulogy.
Remigio died Monday night, a day after he was hit by a car on Interstate 95.
New Hampshire State Police said he was riding his motorcycle at the Greenland-North Hampton line when 18-year-old Michael Ricci of Burlington crashed into him head-on.
Remigio was a 30-year veteran of the department.
He had received multiple honors for his service, including two life-saving awards.
His police motorcycle was towed at the beginning of the funeral procession, and his police helmet was placed inside the church.
In a statement at his wake Thursday Danielle and Alexandria Remigio described their father’s dedication to his family and the community he served.
“He worked hard to make sure all our traditions were kept, despite it being that much harder to continue even when missing such an integral part of our family,” the daughters said.
“Louis I love you so much. I don’t know how I’m going to get over this, I don’t know how any of us are going to get over this,” one of Remigio’s cousins said during his eulogy. “I think the miracle we prayed for in the hospital those two days pales in comparison to the miracle it’s going to take for everyone in here to get over this tragic death.”