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Peace Officer memorial held in Steubenville

Updated: Friday, May 9 2014, 01:29 PM EDT

WTOV9.com
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio -- A moment to pause and listen to the names of lives lost.
Steubenville police officers and city leaders gathered for a Peace Officer Memorial on Friday morning.
The event began with members of the Steubenville High School Jazz Choir singing the national anthem.
Then colors were presented and the flag at the historic Fort Steuben was lowered to half-staff.
“It had a real peace about it today,” said Shawn Scott of the Steubenville Police Department. “And it's a peace, I think, that throughout our day when we actually work, we're not always in peaceful situations, but we're called peace officers to bring peace to the situations we come in contact with.”
Added Patrolman Jim J. Marquis: “I've done this for many years and you still get that chill down your spine thinking of the families.  The officer went to work one day and the next time they saw him he wasn't alive. It's hard to do.”
In years past, the memorial ended with song. This year, they made a point of ending in silence, to walk away in reflection and remembrance of the 105 lost in 2013.
During the memorial, 6th ward councilman Bob Villamagna announced that  Steubenville will recognize Peace Officer Memorial Day on May 15, and events will be held during throughout police week which is set for May 11-17.

Peace Officer memorial held in Steubenville


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