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Police Officers Memorial remembers fallen officers
TWIN FALLS, ID (KMVT-TV) Sixty six officers: that's how many have been killed in the line of duty in Idaho.
Saturday, law enforcement from across the Magic Valley gathered, for the Police Officers Memorial.
It recognizes the sacrifices of officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.
The keynote speaker was state representative Jim Patrick.
Twin Falls Mayor Don Hall, and Twin Falls and Jerome County Commissioners were among the honored dignitaries.
Twin Falls Police Chief Brian Pike, Twin Falls Sheriff Tom Carter, Lincoln County Sheriff Kevin Ellis, and Twin Falls Prosecutor Grant Loebs were also in attendance.
"Life is a precious and fragile gift, and no more then law enforcement understands how precious and fragile that is,” said an officer attending the event.
Among those remembered today was deputy Joshua Eggleston.
He was killed on July 18th, 2009.
January 3rd of this year also marked the 10th anniversary of the deaths of Jerome County Sheriff's Deputies' James Moulson and Phillip Anderson.