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Peace Officer Memorial Service honors those who have fallen

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POSTED: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 4:21pm
UPDATED: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 10:30pm

A procession of officers made their way onto the grass of Indian Spring Park during a Peace Officer Memorial Service. The service was to pay tribute to those who have seen their end of watch.

"we are here to pay tribute to our fellow officers who paid the ultimate price and recognize them as our heroes and also to remind their loved ones that they are part of a very large family"

Lacey Lakes Chief Officer, John Truehitt, spoke on how the family of the fallen will forever be a part of a brother hood.

"To the spouses, children, parents, relatives and friends of these officers, no speech or ceremony can ever stop your pain."
A special moment of silence was given to honor Killeen's fallen officer Charles Dinwiddie.

"Killeen suffered another loss, Detective Charles Dinwiddie, end of watch Sunday, May 11th 2014."

Lori Hooten's husband is on the force, and she knows first hand the sacrifice that these officers make.

"They do so much for us every single day. They put their lives on the line in ways we can't even imagine"

A song of bag pipes played and a 21 gun salute rang, as family members laid down a rose for their fallen hero. Although these heroes have been lost, they have not been forgotten.

 

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