Fallen officers remembered during peace officers’ memorial in Columbus

Fallen officers remembered during peace officers’ memorial in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Law enforcement agencies in Columbus took time out to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty on Wednesday.

The peace officers’ memorial was organized by the Columbus Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary and law enforcement agencies in Columbus.

“The idea behind this is we don't want the family members to ever think that we have forgotten the sacrifice their loved ones made,” said Maj. J. D. Haw with the Columbus Police Department. “The community has to realize that these officers are out there every day and there could be one day that they don't go home."

The memorial program included speeches given by past and present law enforcement, prayer for the officers and families, and refreshments.

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