CONCORD, N.C. — Funeral arrangements for fallen Officer Jason Shuping have been set.
Shuping, 25, was shot and killed responding to a carjacking on Wednesday night when they located the suspect at the Sonic restaurant on Gateway Lane.
Shuping's funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Cabarrus Arena and Events Center located at 4751 NC Highway 49 North, Concord, NC 28025, with Reverend Richard Myers officiating.
Burial with full honors will follow at Shiloh Reformed Church of Faith Cemetery in Faith.
In lieu of flowers, the Shuping family is asking memorials to be made to Shiloh Reformed Church of Faith, P.O. Box 308, Faith, NC 28041.
Concord Police is encouraging those who can't attend the funeral to line the streets in support.
Officer Shuping will be escorted by the police department from Powles Funeral Home to Cabarrus Events Arena, and Officer Shuping will be escorted by numerous emergency responders and 911 communicators to his final resting place around 2:45 p.m. The public can line the streets for either of these routes.
The Concord Community gathered for a candlelight vigil in Shuping's honor at the Concord Police Department Friday evening.
Among those in attendance at the vigil: Officer Kaleb Robinson, who was shot and injured in Wednesday's shooting.
"Officer Jason Shuping was an outstanding human being and a public servant to not only his community but his hometown," said Lt. Sydney McGhee, who knew Shuping well, as she started to cry.
"Let's keep the legacy of this brave young man. Let's keep it alive and in our hearts and in our community," said Lonnie Clouse, the department's Chaplain."
Shuping was a 2014 graduate of East Rowan High School in Salisbury.
“He always had that perpetual smile on his face. What I learned very quickly is he was a very, very hard worker,” said Laurie Wyrick. She spent years getting to know Shuping as a member of the track team at East Rowan High School.
He attended UNC-Pembroke where he majored in Criminal Justice and Sociology and minored in Terrorism Studies before graduating magna cum laude in 2018.
Those looking to make a donation can send a check made out to FOP Lodge 64 to:
FOP Lodge 64
P.O. Box 5302
Concord, NC 28027.
Donations can also be sent on Venmo to @NCFOP64.