YORK COUNTY, SC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Thousands of people across North and South Carolina attended a memorial service Monday afternoon for York County Detective Michael Doty, who was shot and killed in the line of duty.
Det. Michael Doty died from his injuries Wednesday, one day after investigators said he and three other law enforcement officers were ambushed while responding to a domestic violence call.
The funeral service took place at 12 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22 at Calvary Church on Pineville-Matthews Road in Charlotte.
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Following the service, there will be a procession to Forest Hills Cemetery in Rock Hill, where Det. Doty will be laid to rest. A section of Celanese Road in front of Forest Hills Cemetery will be closed to accommodate the large number of police vehicles expected to attend.
The funeral procession for Doty will be leaving Calvary Church at approximately 1:15 p.m. The procession will travel south on Rea Road to the I-485 Interchange. The procession will then transition onto the I-485 Inner loop heading west and then to I-77 southbound to South Carolina.
Rea Road, I-485 Inner loop, and I-77 southbound will experience road closures during this time and are expected to have a moderate impact on travel in the south Charlotte area.
Det. Micheal Doty, along with three other law enforcement officers, were shot while searching for domestic violence suspect Christian McCall. Police said McCall reportedly ambushed the officers while they were searching for him overnight in a wooded area near his house.
How to help: GoFundMe page to support York County officers
York County Police Sgt. Kyle Cummings was released from the hospital last week, while York County Sgt. Randy Clinton was released on Friday. Sgt. Buddy Brown with the York County Sheriff's Office was still being treated at the hospital but hoped to make the 'celebration of life' ceremony.
A GoFundMe account was started last week following Det. Doty's death to support his family and the surviving officers. CLICK HERE if you would like to help.
The suspect, McCall, was shot by law enforcement and remains in the hospital for treatment. He has not officially been charged but warrants have been filed for murder, three counts of attempted murder, and first-degree domestic violence in connection with the shootings.