Dozens of motorcycles, which Les Ferguson so loved, rolled through the streets of Kilgore on the way to his funeral.
They came to honor the man who spent more than thirty years of his life working in law enforcement. He died last Wednesday in an off-duty motorcycle accident.
The only sounds at Dodson Auditorium at Kilgore College today were sounds of mourning, bag pipes, and guns during a salute.
All of this represented the pain Les Ferguson's family and friends feel after his untimely death.
His family asked for privacy today as they mourned, but fellow law enforcement workers opened up about their loss.
"He was a great instructor, but more than anything, we feel the loss of the type of man he was, and his relationship with Jesus Christ."
"He had a wonderful family. Les was a complete man."
The 52-year-old spent much of his life training officers at the East Texas Police Academy so friends, like Judge Stoudt, say they're not surprised so many former students filled this auditorium to pay their final respects.
Les Ferguson worked at a number of East Texas law enforcement agencies over the years, including the Gregg County Sheriff's Office.