“You hear him on the radio – you know 626 – you automatically know who it is,” said Forsythe. “They knew how to light up a room. The connection he and Brik had, they were just never apart.”
As the city pays tribute from home, a growing memorial for Deputy Pickett sits in front of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department. His cruiser now adorned with flowers, teddy bears and notes of love and gratitude for him and his family.
The cruiser will remain set up in front of the sheriff’s office until after Deputy Pickett’s funeral for those who wish to stop by and pay their respects or leave a token of their appreciation.