Resurrecting Memories of Officer Aldo Rossi

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Aug 2, 2008 at 6:56 PM EDT

The family of Aldo Rossi, Jr. says its final goodbyes.

His wife, Renee, spoke to the friends and fellow officers gathered in St. Mary's Church.

"I'm not quite sure right now why God has chose these two separate journey's for Aldo and I, but I know the love I have for him and the love he has for me, will continue to keep us together," said Renee Rossi.

Rossi died Sunday after he was hit by a drunk driver on Route 7.

He served part-time on the Port Dickinson and Deposit Police Departments.

He'll continue to share with others, even in his death.

Rossi was an organ donor.

"I gave him a kiss and sent him to continue saving lives, and I know that family that received my husband's heart will now know the true meaning of love," said Renee Rossi.

Rossi also ran a successful auto glass business.

Colleagues say he became a police officer because he wanted to, not because he had to.

It was his way to serve and protect the community.

Many knew him as "Big Al".

"As we honor his memory, we're going to try to keep it alive not just by sharing Big Al stories, but by trying to live like him," said Deacon John Stella, of Saint Mary's Church.

These police officers turned out in the hundreds.

Men and women who put their lives on the line when they put on the badge, watch on as they have to bury a brother.

A brother they say they will never forget.

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