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NKY Police Memorial Ceremony Remembers Fallen Officers

The Northern Kentucky Police Memorial annual ceremony took place Wednesday morning in Covington.

The solemn event featured a 21-gun salute for fallen officers, along with a roll call of their names.

More than a hundred officers and even more onlookers attended the 30-minute ceremony this morning at the Northern Kentucky Police Memorial, located at the approach to the Suspension Bridge.

The monument includes the names of 37 officers from Northern Kentucky who have died in the line of duty over the last century-plus.

The wife of one of the 37 fallen officers, Sherry Bryant, recounted her shock and grief after the accident in 2003 that killed her husband, and she spoke of her work through the Kentucky chapter of COPS, an organization that helps families of those killed in the line of duty.

"That day was the most devastating day of our lives," she said, referencing the "healing process that never ends."

The front cover of the program for the memorial service read: "There is much in the role of a Law Enforcement officer that changes over the years. Two factors remain constant: A dedication to service and a willingness to make whatever sacrifices that are necessary."

-Staff report

Photo provided by the City of Covington