Published: Aug 10, 2013 9:17 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Thousands of people are coming together today to say goodbye to Sergeant Michael Wilson, killed in the line of duty on Monday.

Wilson's funeral begins at 10 a.m. at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center, where an overflow crowd of thousands is expected to attend.

A procession will then leave the event center, where the community is expected to line the streets to show support for Wilson and his family.