LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)– Family and friends gathered in Louisville on Monday to remember the life of a fallen police detective.
32-year-old Deidre Mengedoht was working a traffic stop on I-64 near downtown Louisville on Christmas Eve when a semi hit her cruiser, causing the car to burst into flames.
Hundreds gathered Sunday for a visitation to pay their respects to Mengedoht.
On Monday, the Louisville Metro Police Department, family, friends, and strangers lined up outside of Southeast Christian Church on Blankenbaker Parkway in Louisville to pay their respects.
People attending the funeral said that they are mourning the loss of Mengedoht’s positive attitude and upbeat personality, all qualities they say made her into a compassionate public servant.
Police Chief Conrad said that Mengedoht was sworn into the force in 2011 and she wrote that she hoped to live up to her full potential in the department. Conrad said she far exceeded her potential.
Mengedoht was buried at Hebron Cemetary in Bullitt County.