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St. Clair County Sheriff honors officers lost in the line of duty

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The St. Clair County Sheriff honors fallen officers every years. Credit: KMOV The St. Clair County Sheriff honors fallen officers every years. Credit: KMOV
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Police departments from all over the St. Louis area came together to honor officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

The St. Clair Sheriff’s Department organizes the event every year. Sheriff Rick Watson says it’s a reminder that there is nothing routine about losing officers in the line of duty.

He also says it strengthens a bond with the officers’ families.

“We have families and I think sometimes the families feel left out,” said Watson.

At least 36 law enforcement officers have been killed while in the line of duty in 2018.

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