Family and friends lay deputy's wife and daughter to rest

Geneva, AL (WSFA) -- For Joshua Myers, it's a difficult day.  Myers, along with family and friends said goodbye to his wife and daughter--31 year-od Andrea Dawn Myers, and 19 month-old Corrine Gracy Myers. Hundreds gathered to show support for the family, including those who say Deputy Myers is like family to them.

"Anytime something happens to a brother, we're coming to help them. We're coming until they tell us they don't need us any longer," says Enterprise Police Chief, T.D. Jones.

And though it was a time to remember loved ones lost, many say it was also a testament to Joshua Myers, himself.

"This is a courageous young man, and my heart goes out for him. This has been a real sad day today and he's held up tremendously. It just tells you the young people we have out strong and brave," says District 87 State Representative, Warren Beck.

As friends and family mourn over lost loved ones, it's a chance for the community to come together at a time when they need it the most.

"The people here have banded together and have formed a circle around these families to help support them," says District 29 State Senator, Harri Anne Smith.

"The community, I think you can see the outpouring, you know, they will recover. It's going to take some time.  But that's what it's all about. We're here to help out," says Dothan Police Chief, John Powell.

It's a community lending a hand as loved ones cope with tragic loss.

Reporter: Melissa McKinney