Jan 26, 2013 8:04 PM
The funeral of Kentucky State Trooper Anson Blake Tribby was held Saturday afternoon.
Tribby died in a car crash Tuesday evening. Saturday, family and friends gathered to remember a man known not just for being good at his job, but for being a good person.
Hundreds of people including family, friends and many members of the law enforcement family community gathered at the Maysville Community and Technical College to say a final goodbye to Trooper Tribby.
Tribby was a 2-and-a-half year veteran, Trooper Tribby was off-duty on Tuesday evening when he accidentally drove into the back of a flatbed truck on I-64. Tribby was only 25-years-old.
"It's just a tragedy that has happened to somebody that we love very much," says Tracy Royce, a family friend. "My son and his son were familiar with one another they played ball together. The kind of kid he was, he just loved to be with people and doing things in the community."
Troopers with KSP honored Tribby at the funeral with a salute to show their respects for the young man. "I think it will mean a lot especially being a law enforcement family, with his dad being a retired police officer," says Trooper Joe Veeneman with KSP.
Tribby had already made a name for himself among the Kentucky State Police, recently honored for tracking down impaired drivers. His colleagues in KSP had anticipated working with Tribby for many more years to come.
"He had a smile that could just light up a room," says Trooper Veeneman. "It's hard. It's hard on all of us. We lost a brother. Friend. Fellow trooper."
Trooper Tribby was a graduate of Mason County High School and the University of Kentucky. He is survived by his wife and parents.