Body of fallen River Rouge police chief returns home
RIVER ROUGE, Mich. (WJBK) - A fallen River Rouge police officer returns home one last time.
The community came out in full force to support a police chief they loved. River Rouge Police Chief Deborah Hayes-Price died unexpectedly while on vacation Tuesday in Atlanta. Her body arrived at Detroit Metro Airport Sunday night.
A police escort led her from the airport to Clora Funeral Home in River Rouge.
Friends, family and the community lined the streets to welcome her home and pay their respects. You can see the procession and hear from some community members in the video player above.
Hayes-Price joined the department as a patrol officer in 1990 and became chief in 2015.
We're told she died of natural causes, possibly stemming from a medical issue. She was 66 years old.