People remember fallen CHP officer during procession to his hometown of Tracy

CHP officer Andrew Camilleri of Tracy was killed Christmas Eve by an alleged drunk driver.

He left behind his wife, three children, and siblings.

"I met Andrew eight years ago in church here in Tracy," said Orlando Castellon, a friend. "Andrew was a great father. He's a great dad. He was a super brother. Everything he did was for a purpose."

Crowds of people waited outside Fry Memorial Chapel as they brought Camilleri's casket inside.

"I think a lot of people have been impacted by it with him being from here, graduated from here," said Phillip Darby, Tracy resident. "This being such a tight knit community people know him."

At 33-years-old, Camilleri had just started his career with the department but the impact he had in this community spanned years.

"He has a family and it's just really sad," said Elizabeth Chaves, a friend. "He had three kids and a wife. We know them and it just hits a lot closer to home. He was a blessing. He was nice to everyone. He was also funny and he would just talk to us and he just cared and I consider him a hero. He's a hero."