A local police department is preparing to say goodbye to one of their own Friday.
Morehead City Police said Officer Christina Della Cava passed away on Sunday in a hospital in Chapel Hill after battling an illness.
On Friday, there will be a blue light procession leaving from the department around 10 a.m., heading toward the Glad Tidings Church on 4621 Country Club Road in Morehead City.
Her funeral service begins at the church 11 a.m. Friday.
The Department said they have parked Officer Cava's patrol car in front of the station. Anyone is welcome to stop bye to pay their respects.
There is also a fund set up to benefit her six-year-old daughter. To contribute, you can stop by or mail your donation to any Wells Fargo, and deposit in the account of Jozelyn Della Cava.