Hundreds of people are gathering at this hour to remember Huntsville Police Chief William â??Buddyâ?? Stuck.
Stuckâ??s visitation is happening until 8:00 p.m. in the Westran High School gymnasium.
Stuck died in his home on Wednesday morning from a gunshot wound to the stomach. State Highway Patrol laboratory investigators are examining evidence before they rule out foul play. Don Martin worked with Stuck as a school bus driver for 13 years. Martin said many children thought of Stuck as a second grandpa.
Martin said, â??Buddy got along with all of the kids on the bus. If you can get along with the kids, you are doing alright.â??
Friends said they will miss Stuckâ??s holiday traditions.
Mary Prewitt said, â??He would give Christmas candy. He rode around the town and gave everybody a bag of candy. He was good to the kids. He was just a great guy all around.â??
Members of the Patriot Guard Riders held flags outside of Westran High School to honor Stuckâ??s memory.
Patriot Guard Rider Doug Yearns said, â??He was a man among men. Thatâ??s about the best way I know to describe it.â??
The flags are flying at half staff at Westran High School in honor of Stuck.
Stuckâ??s funeral services are scheduled for tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. at Westran High School.
Stuck served with the Huntsville Police Department for more than 30 years.