Ceremony Honors Fallen Officers

A solemn memorial was held in Longview for those law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty.

Officers from several different Gregg county law enforcement agencies honored the fallen officers with a traditional gun salute at Longview's heritage plaza.

Family's of some of the fallen officers also attended.  Parade officers honored the fallen by placing flowers at the center memorial.

Keeping with tradition a lone piper played "Amazing Grace," while a riderless horse, symbolic of the fallen officer, was led through the plaza.

For some officers the memorial is something very close and fresh in their minds.