COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus officer killed in the line of duty is remembered tonight, September 25, by those who knew him best.
Dozens gathered at the corner of Marion Street and Henry Avenue, the exact place where patrolman Charles Osborne was shot and killed 10 years ago.
The officer had taken a juvenile home, when he found a weapon on him. According to officials the teen had hidden the weapon and shot Osborne in the back of the head.
Chief Ricky Boren of the Columbus Police Department served as the speaker for this evening's service. He says today's memorial is a lesson to all law enforcement.
"We've got some brand new officers here that wouldn't remember this incident. But the officers just need to be aware that something like this can take place," says boren.
The suspect is serving a life sentence.
Candles were lit in honor of Officer Osborne and the many officers who have died in the line of duty.
Members of the Columbus Against Drugs Organization were also on hand. Leaders of the group tell News Leader 9 the community and law enforcement have to be able to work together in order for there to be justice.