HALIFAX, N.S. - More than 100 police officers filled a church on Saturday to pay their last respects to a colleague killed in a highway crash.
Const. Tony Carlisle of the Halifax Regional Police died late last Tuesday when his minivan collided with a tractor-trailer near Truro, N.S.
Carlisle, a 41-year-old Bible Hill resident, was off-duty at the time of the crash on Highway 104 in wet, foggy weather.
Halifax police Const. Brian Palmeter told a national news agency that officers from around the Maritimes attended the funeral Saturday.
Palmeter said the turnout speaks volumes about the tight-knit nature of the profession.
Carlisle joined the Halifax force in 1995 and was most recently assigned to the patrol division.
He was a father of four and an assistant coach with the Brookfield Elks junior B hockey team.