PASADENA, Texas -

Friends and family gathered in Pasadena to say goodbye to a fallen officer.

The funeral for Pasadena Police Officer Larry Candelari was held Friday at First Baptist Church in Pasadena.

Candelari, along with Officer Michael Huffman were on their way home when they stopped to help another driver along I-10 in Kerville. Investigators said an 18-wheeler hit both officers.

Candelari was killed, and officials said Huffman was critically injured.

Candelari is survived by a wife and two sons.