LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) – Funeral arrangements have been announced for Jason Quick, the Lumberton police officer who died Saturday after being struck by a car while in the line of duty.
According to information from the Lumberton Police Department, visitation for Quick will be Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Rock Church of God, located at 2209 W. Carthage Road in Lumberton.
Funeral services will take place Thursday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m., at the Rock Church of God.
A graveside service at the Gardens of Faith, located at 5190 Fayetteville Road in Lumberton, will take place after the funeral.
On Sunday, a police patrol car memorial was placed in the front of the Boles-Biggs Funeral Home on North Chestnut Street in memory of Quick.
Lumberton Police Ofc. John Scott, Quick’s former colleague, placed the car there.
According to Scott, Quick was a devoted officer who loved what he did.
“His goal was to become a police officer and he was able to reach that goal before he passed away,” Scott said.
Lumberton Police Deputy Chief Tommy Barnes said Quick joined the department in June 2017 after graduating basic training in April.
"He was a great officer. He loved his job. He was really an asset to the police department,” Barnes said.
Along with being Quick’s wife’s cousin, Scott and Quick often worked together.
He said he held three things close to his heart - his job, his family and his faith.
“He always showed his light to everybody. He was an encouragement to everybody. You never see him in a bad way,” Scott said.
Scott also recalled Quick always willing to lend a helping hand in the workplace.
`If one of them was behind on paperwork, he was always asking if he can help them out so they can catch up and get home on time," he said.
Scott said he hopes Quick is remembered for exactly that - his passion and generous spirit.
“I hope that he’s remembered as a hero and I hope everyone remembers he died doing what he loved and that was a police officer,” Scott said.
According to officials, Ofc. Quick was responding to an accident on Interstate 95 near Exit 22 around 6:20 a.m. on Saturday.
While investigating the traffic crash, Quick was struck by an automobile shortly before 7 a.m. He later died from his injuries at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is still actively investigating the incident, according to First Sgt. Michael Baker. He added that charges are not expected at this time.