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5/15/07-Longview

Longview Community Honors Its Fallen Officers

Tuesday in Longview onlookers watch as the names of 12 officers, dating all the way back to the 1800s, are called out and flowers given to their families. Twelve wreaths were displayed at the ceremony as well and a rider-less horse honored all the men and women who have died in the line of duty. 

Robert Eberz, Assistant Chief with the Longview Police Department, says, "it's a very difficult time especially for the family members of those that have lost their lives in the line of duty, but then again it's a good time because we want to show them that we'll never forget them and that we appreciate their service."

A brick to be placed in Longview's heritage plaza, was also presented, honoring George Tabler who was killed as Longview's City Marshal in 1886.

Tracy Watler/Reporting: tracy@kltv.com

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