The police officer found dead inside his Nashville home earlier this month was honored Friday.
Officer Andrew Nash was discovered lifeless on April 14 by his father, a retired police officer.
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Nash was remembered in a service at Saint Edwards Church on Thompson Lane at 10 a.m., followed by a reception at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge at Noon.
Nash is believed to have died of natural causes.
“He served his country and his community, not himself but for everyone else. His years with the Metro-Nashville Police Department were the joy of his life,” Friend Andy Sullivan said.”He had the honor of following in his father’s footsteps and he enjoyed every minute.”
Sister Diane Nash spoke fondly of her late brother saying, “He wanted me to be able to change the world for the better like he did, like his spirit will continue to do.”
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations be made to the Andrew Jackson Police Youth Camp in memory of Officer Nash.
The police lodge is accepting cards for the family.
- April 14, 2014: Metro police officer found dead at Nashville home