KVUE's Clara Tuma reports>
On a dreary day filled with rain, Austin police said goodbye to one of their own.
Sgt. Kenny Wilson died last week of esophageal cancer after serving 30 years with the Austin Police Department.
He was awarded APD's Distinguished Command Medal last week -- an honor his sons accepted on his behalf because Wilson was too ill to attend the service.
On Wednesday, mourners filled the Riverbend Church, and then formed a mile-long motorcade to Cook-Walden/Capitol Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville.
There, Police Chief Art Acevedo presented a flag to the Wilson family and retired Wilson's badge number.
Wilson's friend and fellow officer, Wuthipong Tantaksinanukij, said Wilson's family says his death was preventable.
"This all started with acid reflux," he said. "The family wants to get that information out there, that if anybody has any problems or issues with that, they need to go see a doctor and get that taken care of. This was preventable."