WILKES COUNTY, N.C. -- Trooper Samuel Bullard was laid to rest Friday in Wilkes County.

A funeral procession followed the service from Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro to Macedonia Baptist Church in Ronda. 

Thousands lined the roads and designated parking lots and along shoulders of the roadway between the funeral and burial service.

Officer Bullard was killed after a police chase led to a crash on I-77. 

Funeral procession

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