While funerals commemorate loved ones who have passed, this eulogy reminds us that sometimes they also give us a chance to reflect on the quirky things in a loved one's life.
On July 30, Officer Scott Patrick of Mendota Heights, Minnesota, was killed in the line of duty, according to MPR News. At his funeral, more than 4,000 fellow officers honored his life's work and bravery. When it came time for Patrick's partner, Officer John Larrive, to speak, he decided to share memories of some of Patrick's more mischievous habits.
"Lord if you can hear me, I've got something to say. If you're looking for yellow legal pads, Scott has them all. If you find paperclips that were straightened and left out, laying around the office, he did it. If you hear the sound of constantly clicking pens, he's doing it," Larrive said at the eulogy, according to KMSP-TV.
After poking fun at his partner's office antics, Larrive made sure to request that Patrick have a little fun in the afterlife.
"Point him in the direction of the best restaurant in heaven with half-price margaritas on Mondays," he said.
The smiles and laughs from Larrive's eulogy made it clear that Officer Patrick will be missed.
According to WCCO, hundreds of mourners held flags, and a musician played Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love," which was also played at Patrick's wedding.
"Scott, I love you, we love you," Officer Bob Lambert said, according to WCCO. "Rest now. We’ll take your watch from here."
Donations to the Scott Patrick Memorial Fund can be made by mail to Officer Scott Patrick Memorial Fund, Affinity Plus Credit Union, 175 West Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN 55107.