LAKELAND, GA (WALB) - Hundreds of officers are expected to attend the funeral for a Lowndes County deputy who suddenly died.
The funeral for Lowndes County Sheriff's Lieutenant Robert Guthrie is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Lt. Guthrie died Sunday at a hospital in Florida after suffering a medical emergency.
Supporters will be lining the streets along the funeral procession route.
It is customary for people to line the streets of a procession route in a showing of respect.
The funeral home said anyone who plans to be there to line the streets should begin arriving around 2:15 p.m. The funeral is expected to end at about 2:45.
Burial will be immediately after the funeral at the Guthrie Cemetery in Nashville.
The procession route will begin at Southside Baptist Church, continue through Lakeland, and go up 135 toward the cemetery.
Officials with the sheriff's office said Guthrie's death was a shock, and he would be missed by everyone.
"He took his job very seriously but at the same time he was able to achieve that balance needed to do his job and do his job professionally but still gain the respect of the people that he served," said Captain Stryde Jones.
On Tuesday, Lt. Guthrie's patrol car was placed in front of Southside Baptist Church, where law enforcement officers have been arriving to pay their respects and say goodbye.