BAXTER SPRINGS - Cherokee County paused in solemn respect for a moment Thursday afternoon, as funeral services for Joplin Police Officer David Brewer and his wife Stacey, both of Riverton, were held at the First Christian Church in Baxter Springs.

Officer Brewer, 42, had been with the Joplin Police Department for 11 years, and was a traffic officer who often operated a department motorcycle.

Brewer was off-duty when the accident occurred the morning of July 20. He was riding with his wife Stacey, 41, on a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle headed westbound on Highway 160 when a 2007 Pontiac passenger car pulled onto the highway and the two vehicles collided. The Brewers were both wearing their helmets, but died due to injuries sustained in the crash.