A law enforcement officer walks down the main aisle at Deputy Luke Gross' funeral. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

Mourners are gathering in Bangor at the Cross Insurance Center for the funeral of fallen Hancock County Deputy Luke Gross. Gross was killed on Thursday, Sept. 23, while responding to a one-car crash in Trenton.

Members of the Bangor Fire Department attach and hoist the American Flag from the ladder of one of the department’s rigs, outside the Cross Insurance Center where a funeral was held for fallen Hancock Deputy Luke Gross, Sept. 30, 2021. Credit: Sawyer Loftus / BDN

From left: Inside the Cross Insurance Center, where a funeral for Deputy Luke Gross was held on Thursday, Sept. 30; Preparations under way for the funeral; Flowers are being set up around the cruiser of Deputy Gross. Credit: Linda Coan O’Kresik / BDN

Maine State Troopers outside of the Cross Insurance Center waiting the arrival of the procession carrying Deputy Luke Gross before funeral services begin at noon on Thursday in Bangor, Maine. Credit: Linda Coan O’Kresik / BDN

Clockwise from upper left: Members of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office stand outside the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Sept. 30, 2021; Members of various County sheriff departments stand in formation waiting for the body of fallen Deputy Gross; A Maine State Trooper speaks with members of Maine law enforcement gathered for the funeral; State Police Troopers walk out of the Cross Insurance Center; Cadets file into the Cross Insurance Center. Credit: Sawyer Loftus / BDN

The body of Hancock County Deputy Luke Gross arrives at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Sept. 30, 2021. Credit: Sawyer Loftus / BDN
The procession carrying the body of fallen Deputy Luke Gross arrives at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Credit: Linda Coan O’Kresik / BDN

The procession carrying the body of fallen Deputy Luke Gross arrives at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Credit: Linda Coan O’Kresik / BDN

Clockwise from left: Officers carry the casket of Deputy Luke Gross; Officers salute at Deputy Gross’ funeral in Bangor; An officer wears a mourning band over their badge; The casket of Deputy Luke Gross at his funeral in Bangor. Credit: Linda Coan O’Kresik / BDN

Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies escort the flag-draped casket of Sheriff’s Deputy Luke Gross out of the Cross Insurance Center after being honored Thursday in Bangor, Maine. Credit: Linda Coan O’Kresik / BDN
Members of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office stand by the casket of Deputy Luke Gross, outside the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, during Gross’ ceremony, Sept. 30, 2021. Credit: Sawyer Loftus / BDN

Clockwise from left: The American Flag is folded to present to Lauren Gross during the “graveside service” for Deputy Luke Gross outside of the Cross Insurance Center Thursday in Bangor; Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane presents Lauren Gross with the flag; The “graveside service” for Deputy Gross. Credit: Linda Coan O’Kresik / BDN

Flyover during the “graveside service” of  Deputy Luke Gross outside of the Cross Insurance Center Thursday in Bangor. Credit: Linda Coan O’Kresik / BDN
Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies walk with the hearse carrying casket of Sheriff’s Deputy Luke Gross as it leaves the Cross Insurance Center Thursday in Bangor, Maine. Credit: Linda Coan O’Kresik / BDN

Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the town were Gross was killed.

Sarah Walker Caron

Sarah Walker Caron is the senior editor, features, for the Bangor Daily News and the editor of Bangor Metro magazine. She’s the author of “Classic Diners of Maine,” and five cookbooks including “Easy...