In Hartford, police from all over the country, as well as family of State Trooper Kenneth Hall, gathered to say goodbye to a 22-year-veteran of the force who was killed during a traffic stop.
As his service went on, the man accused of causing the fatal crash appeared before a judge in Vermont.
Hall, 57, was killed last week during a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 91 northbound.
He was sitting in his parked cruiser in Enfield when a pickup truck driven by Michael Pajak, 32, of Enfield smashed into his patrol car, police said.
Pajak was arrested in Vermont on Thursday, where he was being held as a fugitive from justice and appeared in court there on Friday.
He did not waive extradition, according to WNNE-TV. He is scheduled to appear again in court on Monday.
Upon his return to Connecticut, Pajak will face charges including manslaughter, assault with a motor vehicle and driving under the influence. He held on a $1 million bond, police said.
The arrest comes just days after he faced a judge in Massachusetts for a suspended license that stemmed from an unpaid ticket. Records show that Pajak's license has been suspended 10 times.