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4/21/02 - Tyler

Victims of Violent Crime Remembered in Tyler

Crime has taken its toll on many communities across the United States, East Texas is no exception. That's why the Smith County District Attorney's office and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) remembered those lives lost to violent crime Sunday night at their "Bringing Honor to Victims Ceremony".

Last year alone, the names of 27 crime victims were added to "The Wall of Memories," in downtown Tyler.

Family members of crime victims came together on Tyler's downtown square to remember their loved ones. Tina Loper lost her son Christopher Loper to a drunk driver in 2000. She said the annual event can help family members cope with their loss

"It helps you understand what your going through and relate to other people who've gone through the same thing," said Loper.

Sunday marked the beginning of "National Crime Victims Rights Week Across America".

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