Published: Aug 10, 2013 3:47 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - A quiet Saturday morning inside the Lakes of Tuscana apartment complex. But ask any of the residents and they said today is an important day.

"I really wanted to go to the service," said Amanda Tuck.

Instead Amanda Tuck used her home to memoralize the fallen Sergeant, hanging a blue ribbon on her apartment.

"You know I just really wanted to show the family that we are appreciative of him and appreciate what he did for us," said Tuck.

She was inside her apartment the night Wilson was killed.

"I think it definitely opens your eyes, you know where are you safe at. It just kinda changes how you do things a little bit," said Tuck.

Now days later, she said she still can't believe what happened even as the procession for the fallen deputy passes by the apartment where he was shot and killed.

"I usually walk my dog and it's hard for me to even walk on that side of the building."

Tuck said the only sign of the incident is the front door to Jay Vanko's apartment. The front door has been replaced and is now white.

"We even saw the people yesterday and you just kind of give them a smile and hope that they're doing okay," said another resident, Abby Keathley.