Tow Truck Drivers Say Farewell To One Of Their Own

May 12, 2012 Updated May 12, 2012 at 6:56 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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May 12, 2012 Updated May 12, 2012 at 6:56 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) One week after tow truck driver Coradaryl Henley was shot and killed while on the job, dozens of local tow truck companies joined together in a solemn procession to honor him.

Arthur Bren, a friend and fellow two truck driver told Eyewitness News that the turn out was, "just to pay respects. None of us should be here today doing this, because he should still be here today with us. This is just our way of showing and paying respect to a fallen tow truck drivers>"

Chad Berst, a friend and co-worker said, "I kind of wish he was here to see this, because he loves it. He loved towing, and anything to do with it. To see all these other guys from different companies, even though we didn't talk much to still come out here and show their support, it means a lot."

The trucks left the Central Terminal and drove past Walden and Latour, where Henley was shot and killed. Drivers sounded their horns when passing the scene as tribute.

The procession ended at Hopewell Baptist Church, where a funeral was held for family and friends, to celebrate Henley's life and say one final goodbye.

The church was full as those closest to Henley remembered him as a hard working family man who will be dearly missed.

The funeral procession then left for Forest Lawn cemetery, once again flanked by tow trucks.

Police continue their investigation into the incident that claimed his life.