3 3 .... 3 Today Friends and family will come together to honor a LONGTIME JSO officer killed this week in a car crash. Later today...a funeral will be held for 52 year old Michael Pickering. He was driving with his 10 year old daughter on Tuesday - when the crash happened. He was taken to the hospital - along with his daughter and two people in the other vehicle - but Pickering was later pronounced dead. Channel 4's chris parenteau joins us live...and has more on how the officer is being remembered this morning.... 3 3 3 00-07SOT Chief Michelle Cook/Patrol East 09:21:41 "I THINK MIKE WOULD BEST BE REMEMBERED AS THE QUIET SOLID GUY WHO DID WHAT HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO DO,...WAS THERE WHEN HE NEEDED TO BE THERE...AND YOU COULD COUNT ON HIM....AND HE HELD HIS OWN... THE TYPE OF OFFICER THAT YOUNG OFFICERS SHOULD ASPIRE TO BE LIKE.,.." :09:21:58 VO Officer Pickering is remembered tonight as a hard worker. He started with JSO in 1983 as a Corrections Officer. He worked his way up to working in patrol, task force, and the four wheel drive unit at Hugenot Park. SOT Chief Cook 09:14:58 "PRIOR TO HIS RETIREMENT IN ONE OF HIS LAST EVALUATIONS, MIKE'S THEN SARGEANT WROTE - HE WORKS AS HARD TODAY AS HE DID WHEN HE FIRST STARTED, ..AND I THINK ANYONE WHO KNEW MIKE WOULD SAY THE SAME THING..." 09:15:12 VO Pickering's death comes less than a year since his retirement from the Sheriff's office after 30 years of service. Troopers say Pickering hit an Troopers say Troopers say Pickering hit an S-U-V in Alachua County yesterday. He died later at the hospital. The driver and passenger of the S-UV were taken to the hospital. So was Pickering's daughter who was in the car with him. The police report listed their injuries as - serious. VO Pickering had another close call just a year before before he hung up his badge. Sot Chief Cook 09:15:12 "in 2012 after 28 years of service in mike had a heart attack chasing a suspect. his recovery from that heart attack to return to duty has been described by doctors as miraculous." VO Pickering's wife is also in public service, she works in the Communications Center of the Clay County Sheriff's office. She released this statement tonight about her husband saying: "He was more than a great husband. He was a great Dad, son, brother, grandfather, friend.and an awesome police officer.Michael loved his family, his Gators and loved his motorcycle." 3 3 In southeast asia -- Search and rescue crews are scrambling to locate a missing airplane. Vietnam reported it recently detected a signal from the plane.plane.