LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A local hero, who leaves behind a lasting legacy, was laid to rest on Tuesday.
Hundreds attended the funeral for Trooper Michael Anson.
Law enforcement from New Hampshire to Texas took part in his funeral procession.
During the ceremony, you could feel the impact trooper Anson had on so many lives.
Hundreds of mourners, many of them members of law enforcement, filled the seats at Siena College.
One glance around the room shows the impact Mike had.
Mikala Anson says her father is larger than death.
“He wasn’t a do as I say not as I do, he was a ‘I’m going to do the right thing and hope that you learn by what I’m doing.’”
Mike is remembered as a great leader. He faced death the same way he faced life – strong, with dignity and bravery.
“You should be proud of all that Mike accomplished, and of the lives that he touched on the road, in the classrooms, and in life,” New York State Police Superintendent George Beach said.
He was a school resource officer, a trooper for 31 years, a devoted husband, and father. Mike gave it his all.
“While it’s not fair that he’s gone, he made such a lasting impact that I don’t think he’s ever really going to be gone because I know I feel him in my heart and I think a lot of people here do as well.”
Mikala ended with this.
If you want to help Mike’s family continue his legacy, do so by trying to help at least one person a day.
That’s what Mike did through the very end.