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(NECN) - President Obama attended the 32nd Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service on Wednesday and spoke of honoring fallen officers across the country.
“Today, let us not remember them just for how they died, but also for how they lived,” said President Obama.
President Obama spoke of Officer Bruce St. Laurent, who was killed in a motorcade for President Obama, when his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle.
He also spoke of Deputy Sheriff Barbara Ann Pill of Melbourne, Fla. Who was shot and killed inspecting a suspicious vehicle. He said her passion spread to her community as she served.
Plymouth Township Police Officer Brad Fox was with the department for five years when he was shot and killed last September. President Obama said nothing will replace the pride or enthusiasm he brought to his family.
The president said that the memories of those fallen will live on.
“That begins, but does not end by gathering here, with heavy hearts to carve their name in stone, so that all will know them, and their legacy will endure,” said President Obama.
“May God bless the memory of those we lost,” said President Obama.
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