HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A new year will be spent reliving old memories for the family of Hendersonville Master Patrol Officer, Spencer Bristol.
News 2 spoke to the Executive Pastor of Hendersonville First Baptist Church, where Bristol was a member since childhood.
“The Bible tells us when we’re absent from the body, we’re present with the Lord – and because he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and savior – in the midst of deep grief – there’s peace knowing he’s with the Lord today,” said Pastor Bruce Raley.
Raley said Bristol served in a community ministry during his teenage years,
“Like everyone that heard about it, (I) was shocked, was grieved – when tragedy occurs you have these natural emotions. It hit so close to home.”
A memorial continues to grow in front of the Hendersonville Police Department, paying homage to Bristol’s final sacrifice.
“He gave his life, serving his community,” said Raley.