Somber day as an Exeter police officer is laid to rest

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Daniel Green, 31, was remembered at a service in Visalia before being buried in Porterville. He died of multiple gunshot wounds. Investigators believe his ex-wife pulled the trigger. (KFSN)

Daniel Green, 31, was remembered at a service in Visalia before being buried in Porterville. He died of multiple gunshot wounds. Investigators believe his ex-wife pulled the trigger.

Humberto Adame rode a motorcycle for one of the last times. It's a ride meant to honor a dear friend.

Green worked for 10 years at the Exeter Police Department. Officers say he gave 100 percent to everything he did. Green spent free time riding with the motorcycle club Team Flatline. But friends said when Green became a dad he sold the bike to focus on his son.

Byron Rialon explained, "His whole world changed his son became his whole world such a dedicated father, such a dear friend."

Now their whole world has changed. Green was found shot and killed in his home in early February. The Tulare County Sheriff's Office said his ex-wife Erika Sandoval pulled the trigger.

Adame said, "I know he's watching down on me and he knows his team, his brothers will make him proud."

That father, officer, brother, son and friend has been laid to rest. Hundreds of officers came to Green's funeral to pay their respects. Green's patrol vehicle was the first car in the procession driven by Exeter's police chief. Followed by dozens of law enforcement vehicles, family, friends and Team Flatline.

Adame added, "I'm going to miss Daniel dearly and I love that guy a lot."

To show his love, Adame tracked down Green's old bike so they could take one last ride together.

One of the Exeter officers at the funeral said that Wednesday they're going to get up and go to work because that's what Officer Daniel Green would do.



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