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Fallen law enforcement officers across Florida honored in Tallahassee

Posted at 4:19 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 18:20:03-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Fallen law enforcement officers from across Florida were honored Monday at the Florida Sheriff's Association Memorial Wall.

The Memorial Wall was built in 2002 as a way to honor law enforcement killed in the line of duty.

The verse John 15:13 is engraved on the wall, embracing the fallen heroes and the sacrifices they've made.

On Monday afternoon, eight names from across the state were added to that wall.

"This reminded us all of the ultimate sacrifice we are willing to make, but hope and pray we don't have to and we are so thankful for the citizens in our great community that give us so much support," said Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil.

And another tribute, also in honor of those fallen officers, took over downtown Monday morning.

The group met at the intersection of North Monroe and Park, and from there marched to the Capitol.

The march ended with an address from Governor Ron DeSantis.

"It's all about the families who have lost their loved ones obviously," said Jimmy Holderfield, Fraternal Order of Police Florida State Lodge. "We've lost brothers and sisters, but it's to show respect and reverence to those families."

The month of May is dedicated to remembering those killed in the line of duty.