COVINGTON, Va. (WFXR) — Family and friends honored the lives of Covington Police Officer Caleb Ogilvie and Covington Farm and Fuel employee, Randall Paxton, on Saturday.
Services were Saturday afternoon for Ogilvie and Paxton, who were both killed Monday afternoon. Police say a man shot his stepfather, Paxton, and then ended up in a shootout with police, which killed both the man and Ogilvie.
Ogilvie was not only an officer under the Covington Police Department, but was previously a Marine and an EMT. The community honored him with a make-shift memorial atop Ogilvie’s patrol unit. They left flowers, balloons, and other tokens of remembrance.
On Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement from around southwest Virginia participated in Ogilvie’s procession from the medical examiner’s office in Roanoke to Nicely’s Funeral Home in Clifton Forge. Many departments that didn’t participate still honored him across their social media accounts.
During the funeral, Gov. Glenn Youngkin, Covington Police Chief Christopher Smith, Ogilvie’s family, and the United States Marine Corps shared stories of Ogilvie during his funeral.
“I don’t have answers for you. What I know is a very brave man made very important decisions and he saved lives,” said Youngkin, thanking Ogilvie for his service.
Natasha Ogilvie, the wife of the late officer, had one request to carry on her husband’s legacy.
“Don’t waste a single moment of life. Thank a servicemen or an officer. Be kind to your neighbor and love one another because we never know when our last impression is going to be made on the world,” said Natasha Ogilvie.
Ogilvie left behind four children. There have been multiple fundraisers to help support the family as well as a fundraiser promoted by the Covington Police Department through Fund the First.
Family and friends will also be paying their respect for 64-year-old Paxton, who was shot and killed Monday. His funeral is taking place at Arritt Funeral Home.
You can watch the WFXR News Special Report honoring Officer Caleb Ogilvie in the video player above.