The Albany Police Department's assistant chief and chaplain is being laid to rest Tuesday.

James Lefebvre died last Tuesday at the age of 83.

He had been a priest of the Albany Diocese for almost 59 years, throughout his years he worked with the FBI, the Northeast Chief of Police Association and the Albany PD.

He has served the Albany Police Department for more than 50 years, helping officers cope with trauma and helping them deal with hostage situations, violence, murders, and suicide. He was named honorary assistant chief in May of 2014.

Road closures near St. Mary's Church in downtown Albany are in effect until after the service.