Bringing back memories of fallen heroes

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - It was a solemn and traditional ceremony in Longview on Thursday; all to remember the peace officers who have given their lives for Gregg County communities over the years. In their honor, a single rose was presented to representatives of each officer.

"It brings back old memories and how much I really loved him," said Jo Anne Lovick, whose father died in line of duty. "That he gave his all for everyone else. He would say, 'Thank the Lord. I'm glad that we are being remembered.'"

The ceremony ended with the rider-less horse, symbolic of the sacrifice of fallen police officers. Around 200 people turned out for the ceremony.

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