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Henderson honors fallen law enforcement officers

A ceremony was held on Monday night in Henderson to remember law enforcement who made the ultimate sacrifice.

It's a solemn part of National Police Week, honoring the men and women who have lost their lives protecting others.

The service held this Monday evening at the Henderson County Courthouse honored all fallen law enforcement officers from Henderson. It's also an opportunity to honor the family members, friends, and fellow officers left behind.

Interim Police Chief Jason Hargitt says they've been doing this locally for about six years, and each year the participation grows.

"There are like a 135 officers that lost their lives in the line of duty last year," said Hargitt, "so we can take 30 minutes out of our busy lives and out of our week and just kinda say, 'Hey, we remember you and what you've done will not be forgotten.'"

Hargitt also says it's good for people to come together and for officers to engage with the community.

Evansville and Owensboro are holding similar events this week.

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(This story was originally published May 14, 2018)

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