Sgt. Mickey Hutchens died Monday night after nearly a week of fighting for his life.
Police Chief Scott Cunningham praised Sgt. Hutchens for giving his life to protect others.
And says he will continue to save lives long after he's gone.
"Mickey was an organ donor. And as we speak, a team of surgeons are removing vital organs so that others may live. Were he here now, Mickey would encourage everyone in this room and in our great city to be an organ donor," said Police Chief Scott Cunningham.
There are 3000 people waiting for transplants in north carolina. Right now there is also a shortage of donors.
There are two ways to sign up if you are interested. You can do it at the Department of Motor Vehicles when you get or renew your drivers license or through the organization Donate Life NC.
To be an organ donor in your state, please click HERE