Procession Honors Fallen CHP Officer Nathan Taylor

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AUBURN --

Officer Nathan Taylor is home. A procession from the Washoe Medical Examiner's Office in Reno to Chapel of the Valley in Roseville came to an end Wednesday afternoon.

Overpasses throughout Interstate 80 were lined with supporters honoring the fallen California Highway Patrol officer. The 35-year-old died after an SUV hit him on I-80 in the Sierra while directing traffic.

"I can't even imagine it. It's just a very sad day for the CHP family and their family," said Auburn resident Chris Lewis.

This brave man's death has an impact on people of all ages including 11-year-old Alyssa Rexius.

"I'm showing support for the family and loved ones of the officer that's no longer with us. It's very sad for me because my dad is a police officer," she said.

Onlookers found comfort in one another while the Auburn Fire Department and Cal Fire stood in solidarity on the Elm Avenue overpass with a man they call their brother.

Cal Fire Spokesperson Daniel Berlant said he was there to thank Taylor for paying the ultimate sacrifice.