CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Inside the first baptist church in uptown, a grieving family and community said goodbye to Daniel Harris.
Harris was a father, son, and brother. He was also deaf. His story is capturing nationwide attention and the hearts of communities all across the country.
Family believes Harris didn't hear the sirens when police attempted to pull him over last Thursday. He got out of his car and police said there was an encounter.
Harris was shot and killed.
USA Today, The Washington Post and Chicago Tribune are just a few major news outlets covering this story.
On Twitter, a woman from Southern California tweeted "more deaf awareness training is needed".
Back home in Charlotte, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said officers receive 12 hours of training each year on how to interact with disabled civilians.
NBC Charlotte sat down with Michael and Mary Revis about training and communication with police; Michael is deaf and Mary hearing impaired.
"It's really not enough. There has to be a little bit more. They have to understand the culture. They have to understand the language. And I'm not talking about becoming an interpreter, no. They need to understand deaf people," they said.
There are more than 100,000 deaf people here in North Carolina.
Deaf drivers in the state have a placard card identifying them as deaf, so law enforcement can know if an interpreter is needed.
This couple said they understand both sides and know it's been a trying time for law enforcement in our country.
But they believe these killings happen too often.
"It's not the first time a deaf person has been killed through miscommunication," Mary said.