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Sheriffs Association Adds Names to Memorial Wall

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Posted at 7:51 PM, May 05, 2014
and last updated 2017-05-30 14:36:01-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Dozens paid tribute to Florida law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty on Monday. 

The Florida Sheriffs Association honored the 349 officers who paid the ultimate price whose names were already listed on the wall, and added seven names to the memorial wall. 

Hundreds turned out to show their support to those who gave their lives, and their families.

Attorney General Pam Bondi was the keynote speaker at the ceremony.

Officials say there's no way to say thank you enough to the men and women who protect our communities.

"They died standing in the gap between good and evil, protecting the people of the state of Florida. We are here to remember them into remember the reason we are able to sleep peacefully in our beds at night are because law enforcement officers who protect us, some of which pay the ultimate price," said Sheriff Grady Judd, president of the Florida Sheriffs Association.

The memorial wall was dedicated in 2002, but honors all those who died going back to the 1800s.