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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Law enforcement in Dougherty County and Albany came together this morning for a moment of silence to honor fallen comrades.
May 15th is Police Memorial Day.
In Albany nine law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty were remembered.
The most recent was Corporal Dustin Lee from the Albany Marine Base who was killed in Iraq in March 2007.
Lee's father brought Dustin's service dog Lex from their home in Mississippi to the ceremony Thursday to honor him.
Dozens of law enforcement and people from the community came together to honor the nine Albany and Dougherty County officers killed in the line of duty.
Memorial speaker Frank Wilson said "These heroes answered the solemn call of duty and paid the ultimate price with love for others in their hearts, and courage in their souls."
Family members placed flowers on a wreath to honor their fallen officers. Jerome Lee walked Lex with him to remember Corporal Dusin Lee.
The 20 year old Lee was a Marine Military Police stationed at the Albany Base. He was killed by an improvised explosive device in Iraq March 21, 2007. A bomb sniffing dog, Lex was injured in the blast. The two drove to Albany from Mississippi this morning, because his father said Dustin loved the Albany base.
Dustin's Father Jerome Lee said "Dustin thought a lot of them. He spent a lot of time here protecting the base. And wanted to make a difference."
Lex and the Lee family continue to make a difference, traveling to V.A. Hospitals and meeting with other wounded Iraq veterans."
Lee said "But we're honored to be here today."
A black draped patrol car, and riderless Police horse symbolized the family and community loss. Tammy Deen and her son James said this Memorial helps them honor Sheriff's Office Lt. Duane Clark, who died November 16,1988.
Deen said "There is something about law enforcement. It is a big family. It's been 20 years, they have always stood by me."
Wilson said "I am proud to live in a community that does not forget to say thank you."
A day honoring the men who lost their lives, protecting their community's peace and freedom.
133 law enforcement officers across the United States were killed in the line of duty in 2008... The fewest officers killed in one year since 1960.