ASHVILLE – Emergency vehicles from around the county led a procession for Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Seeley who lost a courageous battle with cancer last week.
The procession started at the Findley Lake Exit along Interstate 86 and ended at Lind Funeral Home in the City of Jamestown shortly after 3 p.m.
Friends and family will gather for the wake at the funeral home on Thursday.
Tiffany Kuschel, a Seeley Family Friend, told WNYNewsNow her daughter met the Seeley’s in Kindergarten. She’s known the family for 15 years.
“It’s good to know that he is home,” Kuschel said. “He ment a lot to this community, it’s nice to see everyone come out and welcome him back.”
Kuschel said that Michael Seeley was fun to be around.
“He was a prankster, always had a quick comeback and ready for a joke,” Kuschel said.
A Facebook page set up and dedicated to Deputy Seeley’s fight against Leukemia said he passed shortly after 11:00 pm on Friday in Cleveland, Ohio where Seeley was seeking treatment.
Seeley will be laid to rest on Friday at First Lutheran Church in Jamestown.
WNYNewsNow’s Justin Gould and Ryan Hedrick contributed to this report.