GREENWICH - A funeral was held Saturday morning in honor of a Stamford police sergeant who lost her battle with cancer.

The funeral for Sgt. Terri Vitti was held at St. Leo Church in Stamford. Stamford police officers lined Greenwich Avenue in honor of the 28-year veteran.

Mourners say Vitti leaves behind a legacy of happiness and devotion. Family members called her a caring person who was eager to help everybody she came in contact with.

Friends say Vitti worked in virtually every aspect of law enforcement, from narcotics to internal affairs to the youth bureau. She was the wife of Officer Mark Vitti, who serves in the Stamford Police Department's K-9 Unit, which was well-represented at the funeral.

Vitti died Tuesday of brain and bone cancer at the age of 51.