Vince Gill and Billy Ray Cyrus will sing at Officer Eric Mumaw’s funeral on Monday.
Mumaw, 44, an 18-year veteran of the Metro Nashville Police Department, died on Thursday while trying to rescue a suicidal woman from the Cumberland River.
Gill will play “Go Rest High on the Mountain,” while Cyrus will sing “Some Gave All” with Jamey Johnson.
“My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Mumaw’s family, friends, Metro PD and all who’s hearts are broken at this time of great loss,” Cyrus said in a statement. “Some Gave All” is a song I wrote in 1989 about heroes who sometimes make the ultimate sacrifice for this great nation, our freedom and the unselfishness in serving others. Officer Mumaw is an American hero. He will never be forgotten…and his legacy will live on forever.”
Mumaw’s body will be escorted by officers from Spring Hill Funeral Home to Cornerstone Church at 7 a.m. on Monday.
Chief Steve Anderson and Mayor Megan Barry will award Officer Mumaw with the Medal of Valor, the MNPD’s highest honor, in a private ceremony with the family at approximately 8:30 a.m.
Visitation at Cornerstone Church will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.
Jon Garcia , USA TODAY NETWORK — Tennessee Published 4:33 p.m. CT Feb. 5, 2017
Originally published on http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2017/02/05/billy-ray-cyrus-vince-gill-sing-officers-funeral/97528370/