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Fallen officers Smith and Smarr honored at national vigil

Fallen officers were honored at a candlelight vigil in Washington D.C. on Saturday. (Source: WALB) Fallen officers were honored at a candlelight vigil in Washington D.C. on Saturday. (Source: WALB)
Both Nick and Jody's names were read during a roll call of fallen officers. (Source: WALB) Both Nick and Jody's names were read during a roll call of fallen officers. (Source: WALB)
In total 394 names were added to the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this year. (Source: WALB) In total 394 names were added to the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this year. (Source: WALB)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WALB) -

The legacy of two South Georgia law enforcement officers was remembered during a candlelight vigil on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Saturday.

Americus Police Officer Nick Smarr and GSW officer Jody Smith were honored during the event.

Both Nick and Jody's names were read during a roll call of fallen officers.

In total 394 names were added to the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this year.

Attorney General Jeff Session attended assuring law enforcement they have the government's support saying, 'We have your back and you have our thanks.' 

Sumter County Sheriffs Col. Eric Bryant said the experience has been a powerful one.

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