RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- A slow motorcade procession made it's way through the streets of Reno Wednesday morning, honoring the life of Reno Police Officer Scott Sorensen.
Sorensen, a 25-year veteran of the Reno Police force, passed away August 26 after fighting a longtime illness.
"I think about all the good times we had and all the calls we've been on together and the commitment he had to the community and I enjoy those good memories," said Reno Police Lieutenant Joe Burfield.
Inside Lawlor Events Center on the UNR campus, family, friends and fellow officers described Sorensen as a happy guy who was dedicated to his work and to family.
"It is haunting us to realize that he's left us, but he left us as a teacher about life," said Reno Police Chief Steve Pitts. "Realizing what is precious and should be a priority."
"Scott was the most dedicated and loyal member of the Reno Police Department," said Deputy Chief Tom Robinson. "His heart pumped with RPD blue."
Sorensen was a founding member of the Reno Police Department's Horse Mounted Unit and loved riding with his horse Utah. He also loved to fly and eventually flew in the Regional Aviation Enforcement Unit, RAVEN.
Friends said while Sorensen may be gone, he won't ever be forgotten.
"I will forever be grateful for that relationship I had with Scott. I'm going to miss him dearly, but I'll take comfort believing that he will continue to orbit above me," said Robinson.
Sorensen leaves behind a son, mother, partner in life and numerous family members and friends.