Law enforcement and emergency response community turn out in large numbers to pay their respects to Deputy Josh Shaver

Friends, colleagues, uniformed law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel from at least three counties lined Canandaigua’s Buffalo Street Thursday to pay their respects and share words of comfort with the family of Deputy Joshua Shaver.

The 35-year-old jail guard and father of two had been driving home from his shift at the Ontario County jail on May 12 when he was struck by a motorist on Smith Road. Deputy Shaver was taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he died Sunday, May 28.

Visitation was held at Fuller Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Church in Canandaigua.

Friends set up a GoFundMe account at to aid the Shaver family. As of Thursday, $35,255 had been raised, surpassing the initial $30,000 goal.