Saluting With Solidarity

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Aug 2, 2008 at 7:02 PM EDT

A sense of solidarity for Officer Rossi touched a number of men and women.

Fellow law enforcement officials served as honor guards at the funeral.

Men and women from several different departments lined up outside St.

Mary's Church to salute Rossi as his casket passed.

His funeral procession began at Savage Funeral home in Binghamton.

Bagpipers led the procession down Court Street to the church.

More than 200 made up the motorcade.

Many of these police officers did not know Rossi personally.

But they still consider him a brother.

"We're police officers and it doesn't matter what badge you wear, what uniform you wear, it's...you're a police officer, and you're part of a family, a huge family," said Sgt. Jason Ellis, a Sergeant with the Broome County Sheriff's Office.

The officers all wore black bands across their badges as a sign of mourning for Rossi.

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