It's was fitting that officers carried on with the previously scheduled Anderson County peace officers' memorial service Thursday morning. It was held as part of a week-long acknowledgment of the peace officers throughout the state who have died in the line of duty.
In the last five years, three other officers have been killed in the line of duty in East Texas.
Gregg County Deputy Vance Clements was killed in February 2001 in an auto accident.
In April of 2001, Harrison County Sheriff's Lieutenant Clay Medrano was killed when a man opened fire on him from inside a home.
And, in February of last year, Harrison County Investigator Herman Scott died after his car hit a deer.