It was a year ago Thursday that Lenoir County Detective Allen Pearson was killed in the line of duty.
We spoke with his wife and his partner Detective Ryan Dawson about life one year later.
It was a day many of us and those in the law enforcement community remember, but it has been a year that Katherine Pearson and Ryan Dawson will never forget.
The pair visited with us at the Pearson Park in Kinston Wednesday morning.
He was killed in the line of duty last April by a gunman in the Tick Bite community near Grifton.
His wife Katherine told us that she lives every day for her husband.
Allen Pearson has received countless honors including Pearson Park being named after him and the US honor flag flying in Raleigh for a day last April.
Pearson's partner Ryan Dawson says it's hard not to picture him there on every call.
Both talked about the Allen Pearson Emergency Services Foundation which will hold a golf tournament this weekend and their second annual softball tournament in October.
The foundation helps raise money for equipment sought by first responders and law enforcement.