Ceremony honors CPD officers killed in the line of duty

Ceremony honors CPD officers killed in the line of duty

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A ceremony to honor police officers killed in the line of duty took place in Columbus on Thursday.

Candles were lit outside of the Citizen Services Center to remember those officers that died in the line of duty.

Last year, 137 officers died in the line of duty in the United States, six of those were in Georgia.

25 officers have died in the line of duty in Columbus since 1874, with the last taking place six years ago.

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