Hero Laid to Rest

Family, Friends and the Wichita Falls Police Department are honoring a fallen hero. They are saying their last goodbyes to retired Wichita Falls Police Officer and military veteran Doug Whitaker.

He died Friday in a motorcycle accident.

It was an emotional service. Everyone who attended and celebrated Doug Whitaker said he was a man who dedicated his life to protecting this nation, and the people of Wichita Falls.

Wichita Falls Police Department and various motorcycle organizations stood holding flags to honor a man they said, was full of spirit and patriotism.

During the ceremony, at Evangel Temple, Pastor Kile Bateman spoke about the godly man Whitaker was. Also, how he lived his life protecting and serving his community.

"Doug lived more in the 60 years of his life, then most people who have lived far beyond that." Pastor Kile added, "He leaves behind a legacy of greatness and a legacy of faithfulness."

The WFPD and Air Force Vet died Friday when he lost control of his motorcycle near Oklaunion.
He was on his way to visit family.

Friends and family also said Doug was a member of several motorcycle organizations, including the Blue Knights and the Patriot Guard.

Natalie Garcia,   Newschannel 6