The community of Lithgow gathered at Hoskins Church to farewell Senior Constable Kelly Foster on Thursday, January 14.
Local businesses showed a sign of respect in flying a sea of blue balloons outside their shop fronts in Lithgow's Main Street
Word on the street was that blue balloons had sold out in an instant and that was evident from the bottom to the top end of the street.
Intimate Dreams owner Glenda Anthes said it was important to show respect no matter who the person was.
"Anyone who dies doing something like that, trying to save someone else, whether they are paid to do it or not, deserves to be recognised and honoured," she said.
"Heroes deserve to be recognised."
Bianca Villa owner Renee Di Franco said that the balloons didn't just show support for Kelly, but also the other police officers in the area.
"Who are we as humans if we don't show our support? The police are beautiful here and they become friends, so this is a show of unity and support by the Lithgow community," she said.