The law enforcement family paying tribute to Massachusetts State Police Trooper Thomas Clardy.
They came from across the state and around the country.
State Police know the exact number because one of Trooper Clardy’s little girls counted every single one who paid tribute to her dad.
It was a tremendous showing of support from the community. Some came with signs, others with flowers. Karen Penney handed out blue ribbons.
“We made them…for people who come today,” said Penney.
Trooper Clardy had six children with his wife Reisa and there were lots of young faces in attendance.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito greeted some of the mourners in line outside St. Michael Parish.
The final goodbye will take place tomorrow. The funeral will be held at the same church at 11 in the morning.