MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — It’s been a long, tiring week for friends and family of Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder.
While the Mobile Police officer also served in blue, he also served in the National Guard.
For his fellow soldiers on his National Guard Unit, they’ve vowed to not leave his side until he’s laid to rest Friday. They have multiple soldiers standing guard at his casket at the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home 24/7.
“You can’t replace a Sean Tuder. You can’t. He was a working-class man, he would get out there and get his hands dirty with everybody else but he was the first to take care of everyone else when they needed it,” said Sergeant Don Farris. He served in the same National Guard unit as Sean Tuder. “Part of our warrior ethos is I will never leave a fallen comrade and that’s something we live by. We will never leave anyone behind.”
Farris tells News 5 Tuder was an incredible machine gunner. Mobile Police say Tuder also excelled in its department as well. “Sean Tuder has done his service. He served the community, guarded the community as a police officer and as a member of the armed services. At this point, his job is done. We are going to honor him in the same way by guarding him, until the time he is laid to final rest. It’s our time to step up and do the guarding,” said Sergeant John Angle with Mobile Police.
Tuder’s funeral is scheduled for Friday at 11am.