Americus, Georgia and President Carter came out to honor the life of a fallen police officer.

(NBC News) The funeral for Nicholas Smarr was held Sunday afternoon. the coffin holding his body was pulled though the town on a horse drawn carriage…as people from the town he lost his life protecting, lined the streets.

Even the former President Jimmy Carter, who lives just a few miles away came to pay his respects.

Police say Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith were killed by 32-year-old Minquell Lembrick while responding to a domestic call.

Lembrick shot and killed himself as officers closed in on him after a missive manhunt according to police.

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